Zenobe Gramme

Zenobe Theophile Gramme (1826 - 1901)

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Zenobe Theophile Gramme
Born in Jehay-Bodegnée, Liège, Belgiummap
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Belgian engineer. Invented a DC dynamo generating higher voltages than known previously. 1873 discovered device was reversible - a DC motor! Gramme machine reportably the first usefully powerful electrical motor. High school in Liege 'L'Institut Gramme' named after him. Featured on Belgium Stamp & in 2005 ended in 23rd place in election of the greatest Belgian TV show.

Buried at Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris


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"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-BKV4 : 13 December 2015), Zénobe Gramme, 1901; Burial, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France, Cimetière du Père Lachaise; citing record ID 7676, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

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