Jacques Cousteau

Inventor

1910 – 1997

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Who was Jacques Cousteau?

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.

Cousteau described his underwater world research in series of books, perhaps most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11.

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Born
Jun 11, 1910
Saint-André-de-Cubzac
Also known as
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • le Commandant Cousteau
  • Captain Cousteau
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • French people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Collège Stanislas de Paris
  • École Navale
    (1930 - )
Lived in
  • Aquitaine
Died
Jun 25, 1997
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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