Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (abt. 1910 - abt. 1997)

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Born about in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Saint-Louis-des-Invalides, Parismap
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Died about in Paris, Francemap
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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"[1]



Find A Grave Memorial# 9889[4]


  1. "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K69D-HM9 : 1 December 2015), Jacques Yves Cousteau, Immigration; citing 1961, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cousteau
  3. https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Jacques%20Cousteau&item_type=topic
  4. Birth: Jun. 11, 1910 Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac Departement de la Gironde Aquitaine, France Death: Jun. 25, 1997 Paris City of Paris Île-de-France, France Family links: Parents: Pierre Daniel Cousteau (1878 - 1949) Marie Jeanne Elizabeth Duranthon Cousteau (1878 - 1949) Spouse: Simone Melchior Cousteau (1919 - 1990) Children: Philippe Cousteau (1940 - 1979) Cause of death: heart attack Burial: Saint-André-de-Cubzac Cemetery Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac Departement de la Gironde Aquitaine, France Plot: Cousteau Family Grave Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jun 07, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 9889 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9889

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On 22 Nov 2017 at 19:57 GMT Barbara (Gray) Cutter wrote:

Wife of Jacques Cousteau is deceased. Can the private status be removed please. This will allow me to connect up with another tree by adding his wife.

On 7 Mar 2017 at 00:32 GMT Hailey Shannon wrote:

Cousteau-8 and Cousteau-3 appear to represent the same person because: Accidentally created 8

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