Famous People From France
Find out more about the greatest French Engineers, including Gustave Eiffel, Henri Fayol, Gustave Caillebotte, Ettore Bugatti and Lazare Carnot.
Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel
15 December 1832
Architect, Civil Engineer
Henri FayolHenri Fayol
29 July 1841
Industrialist, Management Thinker

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858
Inventor of Diesel Engine

Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1881
Automobile Designer

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
02 August 1754
Engineer

Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
20 February 1912
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Engineer, Science
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade

Gustave CaillebotteGustave Caillebotte
19 August 1848
Painter, Art collector, Patron of the arts,

Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769
Engineer
Sébastien Le Prestre de VaubanSébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
01 May 1633
Military engineer

Boris VianBoris Vian
10 March 1920
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,
Jean Bastien-ThiryJean Bastien-Thiry
19 October 1927
Engineer, Aerospace engineer, Military personnel

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
14 August 1910
Composer, Radio personality, Engineer,

Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace

Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer

Fabrice BellardFabrice Bellard
1972 AD
computer scientist, mathematician, engineer
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
01 November 1943
Economist, Banker, Writer, Engineer, University

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Keren AnnKeren Ann
10 March 1974
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Engineer, Singer, Audio
André CitroënAndré Citroën
05 February 1878
French industrialist

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor
Étienne LenoirÉtienne Lenoir
12 January 1822
Inventor, Engineer

Éric ChahiÉric Chahi
21 October 1967
Game designer

Abraham-Louis BreguetAbraham-Louis Breguet
10 January 1747
Horologist
Camille JordanCamille Jordan
05 January 1838
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor

Jacques de VaucansonJacques de Vaucanson
24 February 1709
Inventor, Engineer
Clément AderClément Ader
04 February 1841
engineer, inventor, aerospace engineer

Octave ChanuteOctave Chanute
18 February 1832
Civil engineer

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin
07 December 1805
Magician
Guy BéartGuy Béart
16 July 1930
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Television

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Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil
Pierre BézierPierre Bézier
01 September 1910
Engineer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Charles BedauxCharles Bedaux
26 October 1886
Engineer

Henri FarmanHenri Farman
26 May 1874
Aviator

Villard de HonnecourtVillard de Honnecourt
1200 AD
Artist
Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
21 May 1792
Mathematician
Robert Esnault-PelterieRobert Esnault-Pelterie
08 November 1881
Aviation pioneer

Jules DupuitJules Dupuit
18 May 1804
Civil Engineer

Henry DarcyHenry Darcy
10 June 1803
Engineer

Émile BaudotÉmile Baudot
11 September 1845
Engineer
Abraham MolesAbraham Moles
19 August 1920
Engineer

Gabriel VoisinGabriel Voisin
05 February 1880
Engineer

Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le PlayPierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
 

Raymond AubracRaymond Aubrac
31 July 1914
Civil Engineer

Eugène FreyssinetEugène Freyssinet
13 July 1879
Structural engineer
Alphonse PénaudAlphonse Pénaud
31 May 1850
Designer

Philippe Bunau-VarillaPhilippe Bunau-Varilla
26 July 1859
Engineer
Girard DesarguesGirard Desargues
21 February 1591
Mathematician

Louis Charles BreguetLouis Charles Breguet
02 January 1880
Aircraft designer

André CassagnesAndré Cassagnes
23 September 1926
Inventor
Paul CornuPaul Cornu
15 June 1881
Engineers

Jacques LemercierJacques Lemercier
1585 AD
Architect
ClermontClermont
1601 AD
Mathematician

Marc SeguinMarc Seguin
20 April 1786
Engineer

Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de GribeauvalJean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
15 September 1715
Engineer

Georges LeclanchéGeorges Leclanché
09 October 1839
Engineer

Pierre-Paul RiquetPierre-Paul Riquet
29 June 1609
Engineer
François HennebiqueFrançois Hennebique
26 April 1842
Engineer

Henri PitotHenri Pitot
03 May 1695
Engineer

Émile LevassorÉmile Levassor
21 January 1843
Engineer

Alexandre DarracqAlexandre Darracq
10 November 1855
Investor
René DumontRené Dumont
13 March 1904
Engineer

Charles RenardCharles Renard
23 November 1847
Military Engineer
Alphonse Beau de RochasAlphonse Beau de Rochas
09 April 1815
Engineer

Hilaire de ChardonnetHilaire de Chardonnet
01 May 1839
Engineer

Marc René, marquis de MontalembertMarc René, marquis de Montalembert
16 July 1714
Military engineer
Pierre-Marie-Jérôme TrésaguetPierre-Marie-Jérôme Trésaguet
15 January 1716
Engineer

Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-DuvernoisClaude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
02 December 1763
Engineer
Carl August von SteinheilCarl August von Steinheil
12 October 1801
Physicist

René PanhardRené Panhard
27 May 1841
Engineer

André BlondelAndré Blondel
28 August 1863
Engineer
Jean-Rodolphe PerronetJean-Rodolphe Perronet
25 October 1708
Architect

Jean-Xavier Bureau de PusyJean-Xavier Bureau de Pusy
 
Pierre-Émile MartinPierre-Émile Martin
18 August 1824
Engineer

Philippe LebonPhilippe Lebon
29 May 1767
Engineer

Hubert GautierHubert Gautier
21 August 1660
Engineer

Antoine de ChézyAntoine de Chézy
01 September 1718
Engineering Technologist
Renatus HarrisRenatus Harris
1652 AD
Instrument Maker
Germain SommeillerGermain Sommeiller
15 February 1815
Civil Engineer

Émiland GautheyÉmiland Gauthey
03 December 1732
Mathematician

Henri G. BusigniesHenri G. Busignies
29 December 1905
Electrical engineer

Henri-Émile BazinHenri-Émile Bazin
10 January 1829
Engineer
Hippolyte FontaineHippolyte Fontaine
12 April 1833
Electrical Engineer

Louis MoyroudLouis Moyroud
16 February 1914
Inventor

Nicolas-Louis RobertNicolas-Louis Robert
02 December 1761
French inventor

Bernard Forest de BelidorBernard Forest de Belidor
1698 AD
Engineer

Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'AbbansClaude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
30 September 1751
Engineer
Pierre du BuatPierre du Buat
23 April 1734
Engineer