Henri Giffard

1825 - 1882

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Baptiste Jules Henri Jacques Giffard (8 February 1825 – 14 April 1882) was a French engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Giffard has received more than 107,162 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Henri Giffard is the 130th most popular inventor (down from 121st in 2019), the 1,569th most popular biography from France (down from 1,375th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Inventor.

Henri Giffard was a French engineer who designed the first powered airship.

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Among inventors, Henri Giffard ranks 130 out of 354Before him are Lee de Forest, Josef Ressel, Gideon Sundback, Elisha Gray, Robert Adler, and Hugo Schmeisser. After him are Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Robert Stirling, Louis Le Prince, Paul Otlet, Robert Moog, and Gunther von Hagens.

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Among people born in 1825, Henri Giffard ranks 17Before him are Dadabhai Naoroji, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, Emil Erlenmeyer, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, and Sher Ali Khan. After him are Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Nubar Pasha, Henry Walter Bates, Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Charles Frederick Worth, and Edward Frankland. Among people deceased in 1882, Henri Giffard ranks 21Before him are Vasily Perov, Sergey Nechayev, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ewelina Hańska, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. After him are Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Mikhail Skobelev, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, and Anthony Trollope.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Giffard ranks 1,569 out of 6,011Before him are Liane de Pougy (1869), Joan of England, Queen of Sicily (1165), Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy (1360), Adalbert of Magdeburg (910), Louis Henri, Prince of Condé (1756), and Louis François, Prince of Conti (1717). After him are Bernard Buffet (1928), Marie Anne Lenormand (1772), Yolande of Valois (1434), Édith Cresson (1934), Françoise Gilot (1921), and Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1476).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Henri Giffard ranks 20Before him are Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Étienne-Jules Marey (1830), Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844), André Michelin (1853), Clément Ader (1841), and Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753). After him are Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Louis Le Prince (1841), Joseph Monier (1823), Guillaume Amontons (1663), Charles Cros (1842), and Georges Claude (1870).