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Nicolas Appert

1749 - 1841

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Nicolas Appert (17 November 1749 – 1 June 1841) was a French confectioner and inventor who, in the early 19th century, invented airtight food preservation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Appert has received more than 274,359 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Nicolas Appert is the 41st most popular inventor (down from 32nd in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from France (down from 351st in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Inventor.

Nicolas Appert is most famous for inventing the process of canning food to preserve it.

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Among inventors, Nicolas Appert ranks 41 out of 354Before him are Abbas ibn Firnas, László Bíró, Ismail al-Jazari, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Konrad Zuse, and Herman Hollerith. After him are Igor Sikorsky, Adolphe Sax, Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, Karl Drais, and John Herschel.

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Among people born in 1749, Nicolas Appert ranks 6Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edward Jenner, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Christian VII of Denmark, and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau. After him are Domenico Cimarosa, Yolande de Polastron, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Daniel Rutherford, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre. Among people deceased in 1841, Nicolas Appert ranks 4Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Mikhail Lermontov, and William Henry Harrison. After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Ferdinando Carulli, Johan August Arfwedson, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Appert ranks 419 out of 6,011Before him are Yves Klein (1928), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Philippe Noiret (1930), Louis Renault (1843), Henri Charrière (1906), and Nicolas Malebranche (1638). After him are Abraham de Moivre (1667), Jean Monnet (1888), Paul Langevin (1872), Genevieve (423), Marin Mersenne (1588), and William II of England (1056).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Nicolas Appert ranks 8Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Louis Daguerre (1787), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725). After him are Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Claude Chappe (1763), and Alphonse Bertillon (1853).