Marie-Adolphe CARNOT

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French Mayor and member of the Municipal council

FrenchBorn Marie-Adolphe CARNOT

French chemist, mining engineer and politician

Born on January 27, 1839 in Paris, France , France

Died on January 20, 1920 in Paris, France

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Carnot was born in Paris and graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1860, going on to join the Ecole des Mines, where he became professor in 1868, following a spell as an engineer around Limoges. By 1881 he was Chief Engineer of Mines, and by 1894 Inspector General of Mines, becoming Dean of the Ecole Nationale des Mines in 1901, a post he held until 1907. Aside from administrative work and teaching and training many engineers, he also wrote a treatise on the chemical analysis of minerals (Traité d'analyse des substances minérales, published 1898) and pursued research, in 1899 discovering the eponymous uranium ore carnotite.



He was honoured with membership of the Academy of Agriculture and Academy of Sciences, and was made Commander of the Légion d'honneur. He simultaneously pursued a political career.

...   Carnot was born in Paris and graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1860, going on to join the Ecole des Mines, where he became professor in 1868, following a spell as an engineer around Limoges. By 1881 he was Chief Engineer of Mines, and by 1894 Inspector General of Mines, becoming Dean of the Ecole Nationale des Mines in 1901, a post he held until 1907. Aside from administrative work and teaching and training many engineers, he also wrote a treatise on the chemical analysis of minerals (Traité d'analyse des substances minérales, published 1898) and pursued research, in 1899 discovering the eponymous uranium ore carnotite.



He was honoured with membership of the Academy of Agriculture and Academy of Sciences, and was made Commander of the Légion d'honneur. He simultaneously pursued a political career.



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