Jacques Piccard

1922 - 2008

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Jacques Piccard (28 July 1922 – 1 November 2008) was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer, known for having developed underwater submarines for studying ocean currents. In the Challenger Deep, he and Lt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Piccard has received more than 649,857 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Jacques Piccard is the 72nd most popular inventor (up from 74th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 84th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Inventor.

Jacques Piccard is most famous for his deep-sea exploration in the bathyscaphe Trieste.

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Among inventors, Jacques Piccard ranks 72 out of 354Before him are Josephine Cochrane, Étienne Lenoir, Les Paul, George Eastman, Jacques de Vaucanson, and Oleg Antonov. After him are Thomas Savery, Richard Arkwright, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, James Hargreaves, and André-Jacques Garnerin.

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Among people born in 1922, Jacques Piccard ranks 36Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Telly Savalas, Philip Larkin, Renata Tebaldi, Stanley Cohen, and Nándor Hidegkuti. After him are Arthur Ashkin, Miguel Muñoz, Yang Chen-Ning, Jason Robards, Liliane Bettencourt, and Agostinho Neto. Among people deceased in 2008, Jacques Piccard ranks 26Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, and Roy Scheider. After him are Mahmoud Darwish, John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, Willis Lamb, Lansana Conté, and Mel Ferrer.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacques Piccard ranks 87 out of 1,019Before him are Corneille Heymans (1892), Matilda of Flanders (1031), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), and Yves Chauvin (1930). After him are Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Justus Lipsius (1547), and Pieter Claesz (1596).

Among INVENTORS In Belgium

Among inventors born in Belgium, Jacques Piccard ranks 2Before him are Adolphe Sax (1814). After him are Zénobe Gramme (1826), Paul Otlet (1868), Robert Cailliau (1947), and George Washington (1871).