Norbert Rillieux

Inventor

1806 – 1894

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Who was Norbert Rillieux?

Norbert Rillieux, a Creole American inventor and engineer, is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water. This invention was an important development in the growth of the sugar industry. Rillieux was a cousin of the painter Edgar Degas.

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Born
Mar 17, 1806
New Orleans
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • École Centrale Paris
Died
Oct 8, 1894
Resting place
Père Lachaise Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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