Gustave Eiffel

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Gustave Eiffel
Gustave Eiffel 1888 Nadar.jpg
Eiffel in 1888, photografed bi Félix Nadar
BornAlexandre Gustave Bönickhausen[1][2]
15 December 1832(1832-12-15)
Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Fraunce
Died27 December 1923(1923-12-27) (aged 91)
Paris, Fraunce
NaitionalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Centrale Paris
Hauf-marrae(s)Marie Gaudelet (1845–1877)
Childer3 dauchters, 2 sons
ParentsAlexandre an Catherine Eiffel
SignaturGustave Eiffel signature.svg

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (born Bönickhausen; /ˈfəl/; French pronunciation: ​[efɛl]; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) wis a French ceevil ingineer an airchitect. A graduate o the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name wi various bridges for the French railway network, maist famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best kent for the warld-famous Eiffel Touer, biggit for the 1889 Universal Exposeetion in Paris, Fraunce.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. État-civil de la Côte-d'Or, Dijon, Registres d'état civil 1832, p. 249
  2. Harvie 2006 p.1

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Harvie, David I. (2006). Eiffel, the Genius who Reinvented Himself. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton. ISBN 0-7509-3309-7.