French Inventors

Nicolas Appert's Inventions

Nicolas Appert

Nicolas Appert, born on November 17, 1749 in Chalons-sur-Marne, France, was a chef who is best remembered for the invention of airtight food preservation.

Montgolfier brothers Inventions

Montgolfier brothers

The Montgolfier brothers were Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810) and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier (1745-1799). The brothers invented the first practical hot air balloon and conducted the first manned ballooned flight.

Marie Curie's Inventions

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skłodowska) was a Polish-French physicist famous for her work in the field of radioactivity.

Louis Pasteur's inventions

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a renowned French chemist and microbiologist of the 19th century, with several extraordinary achievements to his name.

Louis Braille's Inventions

Louis Braille

Louis Braille was the inventor of the Braille system of reading for the blind. He was born on January 4th, 1809 in a small town named Coupvray in France and was the youngest child of Simon-René and Monique Braille.

Jacques Cousteau's Inventions

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau, a French inventor, marine explorer, conservationist, military leader, photographer and a filmmaker, better known for his famed ship Calypso, was born on 11th June 1910 in the village of Saint-André-de-Cubzac, in southwestern France.

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