Maurice Koechlin

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Date of Birth March 8, 1856
Place of Birth Switzerland
Date of Death Jan 14, 1946 (89)
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Maurice Koechlin

Maurice Koechlin was a Franco-Swiss structural engineer from the Koechlin family.

Born: Mar 8, 1856, Buhl, France
Died: Jan 14, 1946, Veytaux, Switzerland
Nationality: Swiss, French

About Maurice Koechlin

Remembered for his work on the Eiffel Tower, the Garabit Viaduct, and the metal framework of the Statue of Liberty, this prominent structural engineer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the recipient of France's prestigious Légion d'honneur.

Before Fame

After studying civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (the ETH Zürich), he worked briefly for a French railroad known as the Chemin de Fer de l'Est.

Achievement

One of his descendants, Kalki Koechlin, became a prominent Bollywood actress.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Switzerland in a wealthy family of French textile industrialists. His marriage to Emma Rossier resulted in three daughters and three sons.

Associations

In the late 1870s, he began working for Gustave Eiffel's prominent architectural and civil engineering company.

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