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Agustín de Bétancourt y Molina

Biographical Information

Name: Agustín de Bétancourt y Molina
Born in 1758 in , Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe
Deceased in 1824 in , Northwestern Federal District, Russia, Europe
Education:

Scientific and architectural studies in Madrid.

1784

Goes to Paris to study at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées.

1788

Travels to England.

1791

Returns to Spain where he found the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos based on the model of the Ecole des Ponts et chaussées in France.

1797

Builds a optical telegraph connection between Madrid and Aranjuez, a device invented with Breguet and first introduced in Paris the year before as a prototype.

1802

First director of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

designer
engineer

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Bibliography

  1. de Bétancourt y Molina, Agustín (1790): Mémoire sur la force expensive de la vapeur d'eau.
  2. de Bétancourt y Molina, Agustín (1808): Essai sur la composition des machines.

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  • About this
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  • Person-ID
    1001722
  • Date created
    25/06/2002
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014