- NAME: Jacques Cousteau
- OCCUPATION: Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Military Leader, Scientist
- BIRTH DATE: June 11, 1910
- DEATH DATE: June 25, 1997
- EDUCATION: Collège Stanislas, Ecole Navale (French Naval Academy)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
- PLACE OF DEATH: Paris, France
- Full Name: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
- AKA: Jacques Cousteau
- Nickname: Jyc
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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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