Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (born Bönickhausen dit Eiffel;[5] /ˈfəl/; French pronunciation: [efɛl]; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of 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, designed by his company and built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel focused on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making significant contributions in both fields.

Gustave Eiffel
Eiffel in 1888, photographed by Félix Nadar
Born
Alexandre Gustave Bönickhausen dit Eiffel[1][2][3]

(1832-12-15)15 December 1832
Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France
Died27 December 1923(1923-12-27) (aged 91)
Alma materÉcole Centrale Paris
Notable work
Spouse(s)Marguerite Gaudelet (1862–1877)
Children5
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