10 Interesting Facts about Gustave Eiffel

Have youe ever heard about Gustave Eiffel? Yup, Facts about Gustave Eiffel will inform you about French Civil Engineer. He was born on December 15, 1832 in Dijon, France and died on December 27, 1923 in Rue Rabelais, Paris at the age of 91. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel is his full name. Besides, he is known as the person who built and designed Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889. He also built a framework of Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, United States. The other facts about Gustave Eiffel will be explained below.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 1: Education

The Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris are the place where Gustave Eiffel studied.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 2: Marriage

Gustave Eiffel married with Marie Gaudelet and they had five childrens, two sons and three daughters. Claire Eiffel, Valentine Eiffel, and Laura Eiffel are their daughter. Whereas Albert Eiffel and Edouard Eiffel are their sons.

Marie Gaudelet
Marie Gaudelet

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 3: His job before famous

Gustave Eiffel ever worked as a private secretary for a railway engineer before he becomes famous.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 4: The Maria Pia

As we know that Gustave Eiffel has designed a lot of bridges. The most famous bridge which is designed by him is the Maria Pia. The bridge is located in Oporto, Portugal. The arch of the bridge is around 200 feet with the bridge spans 500 feet.

The Maria Pia
The Maria Pia

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 5: Bon Marche Department Store

Bon Marche Department Store is the worlds first cast iron and glass department store. Gustave Eiffel collaborated with an architect to built the department store.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 6: Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in the world for 41 years. It is around 324 metres tall and the weight is 10,100 tonnes. Gustave Eiffel completed the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889. The city of Paris, engineering, and architecture are the symbols of Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is aimed to celebrate the French Revolution and it is usually known as a monument and tourism object in Frence.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 7: Buildings and Structures

Railway station at Toulouse (France), Church of Notre Dame des Champs (Paris), Railway station (Agen, France), Synagogue in Rue de Pasarelles (Paris), Cathedral of San Pedro de Tacna (Peru), Church of San Marcos (Arica, Chile) are some of the buildings and structures which was built by Gustave Eiffel.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 8: Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is a symbol of friendship between France and US. Gustave Eiffel asked a sculptor named Frederick Auguste Bartholdi to help him as an internal designer of Statue Liberty’s structure. Besides, he also associated with Joseph Pulitzer to get fund to built the Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 9: Bridges

There are many bridges which is build by Gustave Eiffel, including bridge at Bordeaux (1858), Swing bridge at Dieppe (1870), Gallery of Machines (1867), Douro River, Garabit Viaduct.

Facts about Gustave Eiffel 10: Maurice Koechlin

Maurice Koechlin encouraged Gustave Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower creation.

Maurice Koechlin
Maurice Koechlin


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