Maurice Koechlin

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Birthday
8, 1856
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 14, 1946 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1856
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 14, 1946 (89)

About

Remembered for his work on the Eiffel Tower, the Garabit Viaduct, and the metal framework of the Statue of Liberty, this prominent structural engineer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the recipient of France's prestigious Légion d'honneur.

Before Fame

After studying civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (the ETH Zürich), he worked briefly for a French railroad known as the Chemin de Fer de l'Est.

Trivia

One of his descendants, Kalki Koechlin, became a prominent Bollywood actress.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Switzerland in a wealthy family of French textile industrialists. His marriage to Emma Rossier resulted in three daughters and three sons.

Associated With

In the late 1870s, he began working for Gustave Eiffel's prominent architectural and civil engineering company.