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List of notable or famous civil engineers from France, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in France and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French civil engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These civil engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known civil engineer from France is included when available.

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This historic civil engineers from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French civil engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous civil engineers from France?" These prominent civil engineers of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French civil engineers.

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André Coyne


André Coyne was a French civil engineer who designed 70 dams in 14 countries. He received his education at École Polytechnique and its School of Civil Engineering afterwards. He worked on the Plougastel Bridge and in 1928 was appointed as the chief engineer of dams in the Upper Dordogne River. While in that position, he designed the Marèges Dam which incorporated several innovative advancements in dam design. In 1935 he became the head of France's Large Dam Engineering Department and between 1945 and 1953 he served as President of the International Commission on Large Dams. In 1947 he departed civil service and started his own consulting firm, Coyne et Bellier. Other dams he later designed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1891-1960)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Charles-Augustin de Coulomb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from France
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Charles-Augustin de Coulomb was a French physicist. He was best known for developing Coulomb's law, the definition of the electrostatic force of attraction and repulsion, but also did important work on friction. The SI unit of electric charge, the coulomb, was named after him. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1736-1806)

Birthplace: Angoulême, France

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Claudius Crozet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from France
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Benoît "Claudius" Crozet was an educator and civil engineer. Crozet was born in France. After serving in the French military, in 1816, he immigrated to the United States. He taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and helped found the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia. Crozet was Principal Engineer for the Virginia Board of Public Works and oversaw the planning and construction of canals, turnpikes, bridges and railroads in Virginia, including the area which is now West Virginia. He became widely known as the "Pathfinder of the Blue Ridge." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1789-1864)

Birthplace: Villefranche-sur-Saône, France

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Daniel-Charles Trudaine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from France
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Daniel-Charles Trudaine was a French administrator and civil engineer. He was one of the primary developers of the present French road system. He is also known for the monumental Atlas de Trudaine, made under his direction. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1703-1769)

Birthplace: France

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