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Gustave Eiffel

1832 - 1923

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel ( EYE-fəl, French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ ɡystav ɛfɛl]; né Bonickhausen dit Eiffel; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, 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, designed by his company and 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 2,948,798 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. Gustave Eiffel is the most popular engineer, the 69th most popular biography from France (down from 66th in 2019) and the most popular French Engineer.

Gustave Eiffel is most famous for his work on the Eiffel Tower.

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Among engineers, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1 out of 323After him are Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, André Citroën, and Anatoly Dyatlov.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Eiffel ranks 69 out of 6,011Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Henri Becquerel (1852), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis Braille (1809), Hector Berlioz (1803), and Maximilien Robespierre (1758). After him are Romain Rolland (1866), Louis IX of France (1214), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Henri Bergson (1859), Louis de Funès (1914), and Henry III of France (1551).

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), Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240), Paul Cornu (1881), Marcel Dassault (1892), Marcel Renault (1872), Henri Farman (1874), Henry Darcy (1803), and André Courrèges (1923).