Jacques Cousteau Biography

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.

Cousteau described his underwater world research in series of books, perhaps most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jacques Cousteau
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Photographer, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer, Author, Oceanographer
Ethnicity:
French people
Date of Birth:
June 11, 1910
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
June 25, 1997
Age at Death:
87
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Jacques Cousteau Timeline
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