Famous People Named Jacques
Take a look at famous people named Jacques, such as Jacques Chirac, Jacques Laffitte, and Jacques Futrelle.
Jacques Alexandre César Charles
Mathematician, Inventor, Physicist, Academic Author / 1746 - 1823
Jacques Alexandre César Charles was a French scientist and inventor who, along with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon.
Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Military Leader, Scientist / 1910 - 1997
Jacques Cousteau was a French undersea explorer, researcher, photographer and documentary host who invented diving and scuba devices, including the Aqua-Lung. He also conducted underwater expeditions and produced films and television series, including the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.
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profile name: Jacques Cartier profile occupation: Explorer
profile id: 9259496
profile name: Jacques Cousteau profile occupation: Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Military Leader, Scientist
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profile name: Jacques Marquette profile occupation: Explorer
profile id: 9244979
profile name: Jacques Alexandre César Charles profile occupation: Mathematician, Inventor, Physicist, Academic Author
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profile name: Jacques Pépin profile occupation: Chef
profile id: 9427247
profile name: Jacques Offenbach profile occupation: Songwriter
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