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French Henri NAVIER

born Claude Louis Marie Henri NAVIER

French engineer and physicist

Source :  Jacques LE CLERC

Born: on February 10, 1785 in Dijon, France
Died: on August 21, 1836 in Paris, France


After the death of his father in 1793, Navier's mother left his education in the hands of his uncle Emiland Gauthey, an engineer with the Corps of Bridges and Roads (Corps des Ponts et Chaussées). In 1802, Navier enrolled at the École polytechnique, and in 1804 continued his studies at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, from which he graduated in 1806. He eventually succeeded his uncle as Inspecteur general at the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées.

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- Category Physicist, Mathématician