Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC, commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) 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.
The Cousteau family’s underwater investigation and exploration led to the invention of the aqua-lung. It also led to the purchase of the minesweeper Calypso 19 July 1950. Thomas Guinness bought the ship and leased it to Cousteau for a dollar per year.
Simone sold her family jewels for the fuel and her fur to buy a compass and gyroscope. On its maiden voyage she was the only woman aboard.
Cousteau was born on 11 June 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France to Daniel and Élisabeth Cousteau. He had one brother, Pierre-Antoine. He died of a heart attack on 25 June 1997 in Paris, aged 87. He was buried in a Roman Catholic Christian funeral, in the family vault at Saint-André-de-Cubzac in France.
Jacques Yves Cousteau, "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965"
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