Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot

1725 - 1804

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (26 February 1725 – 2 October 1804) was a French inventor who built the world's first full-size and working self-propelled mechanical land-vehicle, the "Fardier à vapeur" — effectively the world's first automobile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot has received more than 386,261 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 44th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot ranks 44 out of 323Before him are László Bíró, John Boyd Dunlop, Herman Hollerith, Abbas ibn Firnas, Douglas Engelbart, and William G. Morgan. After him are Adam Opel, Emile Berliner, Louis Blériot, Karl Drais, Wilhelm Maybach, and George Westinghouse.

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Among people born in 1725, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot ranks 3Before him are Giacomo Casanova and Abdul Hamid I. After him are Pasquale Paoli, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Ludovico Manin, Ahilyabai Holkar, Suzuki Harunobu, Robert Clive, John Newton, and Henry Benedict Stuart. Among people deceased in 1804, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant, Joseph Priestley, and Jacques Necker. After him are Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Pierre Méchain, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Jean-Charles Pichegru.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot ranks 481 out of 4,109Before him are Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Gérard Philipe (1922), Charles Richet (1850), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Niki de Saint Phalle (1930). After him are Jean Jaurès (1859), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Jacques Hébert (1757), and Childebert I (497).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot ranks 8Before him are Louis Braille (1809), Louis Daguerre (1787), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Nicolas Appert (1749), and Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752). After him are Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Alphonse Bertillon (1853), and Étienne-Jules Marey (1830).

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