Gustave Eiffel

Architect

1832 – 1923

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Who was Gustave Eiffel?

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel concentrated his energies on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making important contributions in both fields.

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Born
Dec 15, 1832
Dijon
Also known as
  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
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Children
Ethnicity
  • French people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • École Polytechnique
  • École Centrale Paris
    Chemical Engineering
Employment
  • Personal Secretary, Charles Nepveu & Cie
  • Principal, Eiffel & Cie
    (1868 - 1893)
Lived in
  • Dijon
  • Levallois-Perret
  • Paris
  • Sèvres
Died
Dec 27, 1923
Paris, 1 rue Rabelais
Resting place
Levallois-Perret Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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