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Pierre-Simon Elie Girard (1765 - 1836)

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Pierre-Simon Elie Girard
Born in Caen, Calvados, Francemap
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Died in Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Biography

Mathematician, engineer and author. Member, Commission des Sciences et des Arts, l'Institut de France (Académie des Sciences), l'Institut d'Egypte.

Child prodigy who invented a water turbine at age 10. Oversaw planning and construction of the Amiens and Ourcq canals. Led a cultural and scientific expedition to Upper Egypt, in 1799.

Great-Grandfater of Nobel Prize winner Charles Richet.

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