Jacques Cousteau

1910 - 1997

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, (, also UK: , French: [ʒak iv kusto]; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Cousteau has received more than 3,160,967 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Jacques Cousteau ranks 19 out of 367Before him are Francisco Pizarro, Fridtjof Nansen, Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, Leif Erikson, and David Livingstone. After him are Abel Tasman, Xuanzang, Erik the Red, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Thor Heyerdahl, and Willem Barentsz.

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Among people born in 1910, Jacques Cousteau ranks 3Before him are Mother Teresa and Akira Kurosawa. After him are Giuseppe Meazza, Irena Sendler, Gloria Stuart, Django Reinhardt, Robert K. Merton, Ingrid of Sweden, Jean Genet, Konrad Zuse, and Ronald Coase. Among people deceased in 1997, Jacques Cousteau ranks 4Before him are Mother Teresa, Deng Xiaoping, and James Stewart. After him are Viktor Frankl, Diana, Princess of Wales, Jeanne Calment, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, Gianni Versace, Roy Lichtenstein, and Victor Vasarely.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Cousteau ranks 151 out of 4,109Before him are Christian Dior (1905), Philip V of Spain (1683), Nicolas Flamel (1330), François Viète (1540), Abdulmejid I (1823), and Henry Cavendish (1731). After him are Charles the Bold (1433), Charles V of France (1338), Pope John XXII (1244), Joachim Murat (1767), William the Conqueror (1028), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Jacques Cousteau ranks 2Before him are Jacques Cartier (1491). After him are Pytheas (-380), Samuel de Champlain (1567), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), Jean Chardin (1643), René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643), and Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier (1705).

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