Agustín de Betancourt

Engineer, Architect

1758 – 1824

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Who was Agustín de Betancourt?

Agustín de Betancourt y Molina was a prominent Spanish-Canarian engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia. His work ranged from steam engines and balloons to structural engineering and urban planning. As an educator, Betancourt founded and managed the Spanish Corps of Engineers and the Saint Petersburg Institute of Communications Engineers. As an urban planner and construction manager, Betancourt supervised planning and construction in Saint Petersburg, Kronstadt, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.

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Born
Feb 1, 1758
Puerto de la Cruz
Also known as
  • Agustin de Betancourt
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Died
Jul 14, 1824
Saint Petersburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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