Octave Chanute

1832 - 1910

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Octave Chanute (February 18, 1832 – November 23, 1910) was a French-American civil engineer and aviation pioneer. He advised and publicized many aviation enthusiasts, including the Wright brothers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Octave Chanute has received more than 201,270 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Octave Chanute is the 330th most popular engineer (down from 290th in 2019), the 4,926th most popular biography from France (down from 4,297th in 2019) and the 59th most popular French Engineer.

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Among engineers, Octave Chanute ranks 330 out of 389Before him are Jack Parsons, Willy Ley, Geoffrey de Havilland, Mario Theissen, Da-Wen Sun, and Albert Auguste Perdonnet. After him are Aldo Costa, Anatoly Blagonravov, Charles Joseph Minard, Leon O. Chua, Otmar Szafnauer, and John Houbolt.

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Among people born in 1832, Octave Chanute ranks 93Before him are Mary Everest Boole, Kolos Ferenc Vaszary, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Edward Newton, José María Campo Serrano, and Gaspar Núñez de Arce. After him are Mikhail Clodt von Jürgensburg, Isaac Israel Hayes, Juris Alunāns, Henry Seebohm, Lizardo Montero Flores, and José Ruperto Monagas. Among people deceased in 1910, Octave Chanute ranks 103Before him are Emily Blackwell, Johan Vaaler, Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig, Albert Nasse, Nikolaos Deligiannis, and Adolf Schwarz. After him are Granville Woods, Antonín Slavíček, John La Farge, Worthington Whittredge, George Newnes, and George Henry Williams.

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In France

Among people born in France, Octave Chanute ranks 4,926 out of 6,770Before him are Albert Auguste Perdonnet (1801), Mohamed Sissoko (1985), Zacarias Moussaoui (1968), Georges Johin (1877), Lucien Mérignac (1873), and Élodie Bouchez (1973). After him are Cécile DeWitt-Morette (1922), Pierre Pincemaille (1956), Léon Frapié (1863), Luc Alphand (1965), Moussa Marega (1991), and Tanguy Ndombele (1996).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Octave Chanute ranks 59Before him are Pierre-François Bouchard (1771), Robert Esnault-Pelterie (1881), Charles Combes (1801), Louis Armand (1905), Marc René, marquis de Montalembert (1714), and Albert Auguste Perdonnet (1801). After him are Charles Joseph Minard (1781), and Julien Simon-Chautemps (1978).