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Famous French Inventors List

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List of famous French inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest French inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic French inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from France can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

List is made up of items like William Kennedy Dickson and Philippe Kahn.

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Hércules Florence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Hércules Florence Dec. at 75 (1804-1879)
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Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 79 (1725-1804)
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Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 55 (1858-1913)
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Henri-Gustave Delvigne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Henri-Gustave Delvigne Dec. at 76 (1800-1876)
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Barthélemy Thimonnier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Barthélemy Thimonnier Dec. at 64 (1793-1857)
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John Theophilus Desaguliers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 61 (1683-1744)
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Joseph Marie Jacquard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Joseph Marie Jacquard Dec. at 82 (1752-1834)
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Joseph Monier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Joseph Monier Dec. at 83 (1823-1906)
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Pierre Lallement is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Pierre Lallement Dec. at 48 (1843-1891)
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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinvi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 62 (1817-1879)
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Louis Blériot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 64 (1872-1936)
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Louis Braille is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 43 (1809-1852)
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René Antoine Ferchault de Réau... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 74 (1683-1757)
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Jacques-Yves Cousteau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 87 (1910-1997)
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Louis Vicat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1786-1861)
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Alfred Binet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 54 (1857-1911)
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Jean-Marie Hullot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous French Inventors List
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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 77 (1800-1877)
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François Hennebique is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 79 (1842-1921)
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Gaston Planté is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Gaston Planté Dec. at 55 (1834-1889)
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Charles-Émile Reynaud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 74 (1844-1918)
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Bernard Lyot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 55 (1897-1952)
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Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1738-1814)
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Nicolas Appert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous French Inventors List
Nicolas Appert Dec. at 92 (1749-1841)
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René Dagron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous French Inventors List
René Dagron Dec. at 81 (1819-1900)