Gustave Eiffel
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Gustave Eiffel

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Birthday
15, 1832
Birthplace
Dijon, France
Death Date
Dec 27, 1923 (91)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1832
Birthplace
Dijon, France
Death Date
Dec 27, 1923 (91)

About

French civil engineer best known for designing the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. He also created various railroad bridges, most notably the Garabit viaduct.

Before Fame

He took his first paid job as a private secretary for a successful Railway engineer.

Trivia

He made the steel framework for the Statue of Liberty before it was shipped to New York.

Family Life

He married to Marguerite Gaudelet in 1862. They had three daughters and two sons together.

Associated With

Joseph Pulitzer helped raise the funds to build the Statue of Liberty based on his design.