Gustave Eiffel

1832 - 1923

Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (born Bonickhausen dit Eiffel; ; French pronunciation: ​[efɛl]; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of the prestigious École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures of France, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Eiffel has received more than 1,672,605 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1 out of 287After him are Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Wernher von Braun, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Anatoly Dyatlov, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, and Otto Lilienthal.

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Among people born in 1832, Gustave Eiffel ranks 2Before him is Édouard Manet. After him are Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, José Echegaray, and Ivan Shishkin. Among people deceased in 1923, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1After him are Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Wilhelm Röntgen, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, Constantine I of Greece, Pancho Villa, John Venn, Warren G. Harding, and Dietrich Eckart.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Eiffel ranks 49 out of 4,109Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Pierre Curie (1859), Louis XIII of France (1601), Michel Foucault (1926), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Eugène Delacroix (1798). After him are Claudius (-10), Auguste Rodin (1840), Philip IV of France (1268), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Michel de Montaigne (1533), and Pierre de Fermat (1601).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1After him are Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), André Citroën (1878), Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Henri Farman (1874), Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240), Marcel Renault (1872), Henry Darcy (1803), Marcel Dassault (1892), André Courrèges (1923), and François Laurent d'Arlandes (1742).

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