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 590,343 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jacques Piccard is the 74th most popular inventor (up from 78th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 99th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Inventor.

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

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Among inventors, Jacques Piccard ranks 74 out of 355Before him are Richard Arkwright, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Thomas Savery, Jacques de Vaucanson, Alberto Santos-Dumont, and Wolfgang von Kempelen. After him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Alois Senefelder, Edmund Cartwright, Henry Bessemer, John Harrison, and Alphonse Bertillon.

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Among people born in 1922, Jacques Piccard ranks 35Before him are Otto Carius, Telly Savalas, Agostinho Neto, Jason Robards, Miguel Muñoz, and Vittorio Gassman. After him are Yang Chen-Ning, Nikolay Basov, Julius Nyerere, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Renata Tebaldi. Among people deceased in 2008, Jacques Piccard ranks 26Before him are Miriam Makeba, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Heath Ledger, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Jules Dassin. After him are Mahmoud Darwish, Mel Ferrer, Michael Crichton, Robert Rauschenberg, Willis Lamb, and John Archibald Wheeler.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacques Piccard ranks 84 out of 899Before him are Pieter Claesz (1596), Jacques Rogge (1942), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Adrian Willaert (1490), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), and Dominique Pire (1910). After him are Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Henri Pirenne (1862), Peyo (1928), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601).

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).