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SwedishBorn Carl Gustaf Patrik DE LAVAL

Swedish engineer and inventor

Born on May 9, 1845 in Orsa, Sverige

Died on February 2, 1913 in Stockholm, Sverige

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Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family. He enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Stockholm (later the Royal Institute of Technology) in 1863, receiving a degree in mechanical engineering in 1866, after which he matriculated at Uppsala University in 1867. He was then employed by the Swedish mining company, Stora Kopparberg. From there he returned to Uppsala University and completed his doctorate in 1872. He was further employed in Kloster Iron works in Husby parish, Sweden. Gustaf de Laval was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1886. He was a successful engineer and businessman. He also held the national office, being elected to Swedish parliament, from 1888–1890 and later became a member of senate. De Laval died in Stockholm in 1913 at the age of 67.

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