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Lazare Carnot

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Date of Birth: 05/13/1753

Age: 70

Place of birth: Nole

Citizenship: France

Background

He was born in a large (18 children) the family lawyer of Jewish descent. In 1773 he graduated from the military school and enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers in the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After graduating from the course at the School of Military Engineers Mezerskoy, he served as an engineer in the feces and in 1784 published an essay, "The experience of the machines" (fr. Essai sur les machines), which has gained flattering assessment later Arago. In the same year Carnot presented to the Academy of Sciences a memoir about aeronautics and received from the Dijon Academy Award for eulogy Vauban. In his leisure hours Carnot also wrote poetry. In 1788 Carnot attracted attention memoir