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Jacques Yves Cousteau

1910 - 1997

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997)[1] 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 a series of books, perhaps the 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.

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June 15, 2018 Edited by Celeste Duque Edited without comment.
March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
May 4, 2011 Edited by Eric Ressner Added date of death
November 17, 2010 Edited by Alan Millar merge authors
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