French engineer and politician, President during the Third Republic.
|Full name:||Marie François Sadi Carnot|
|Born on||11 August 1837 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne (87), Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, Europe|
|Deceased on||24 June 1894 in Lyon, Rhône (69), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, Europe|
|About the family||
Grandson of Lazare Carnot. Nephew of Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot who discovered the first laws of thermodynamics. Son of Hippolyte Carnot, minister and senator.
Graduates from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and is then nominated to become engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées at Annecy. There he directs the construction of the Rhone Bridge at Collonges. During the war of 1870 with Germany he orients himself towards politics.
|3 December 1887||
He is elected to the presidency of the French Republic for a 7-year term.
World's Fair in Paris.
|1 May 1890||
First May Day celebration.
|24 June 1894||
During a visit to the Lyon Exposition, Carnot is stabbed by the Italian anarchist Jeronimo Caserio.
|25 June 1894||
Carnot dies due to his injuries. He is later interred in the Panthéon in Paris.
Structures and Projects
Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:
- 250 ans de l'Ecole des Ponts en cent portraits. Presses de l'école nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (France), pp. 222. (1997):
- Marie Francois Sadi Carnot, (President of the French Republic), 1837-1894. In: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 117, n. 1894-3 ( 1894), pp. 360-362.
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