Sep 28, 2011

Narcís Monturiol Google Doodle

Google celebrates the birthday of Narcís Monturiol with a special Doodle.

Top 5 facts for Narcís Monturiol:

1. Narcís Monturiol Estarriol was born 28 September 1819

2. He was a Catalan intellectual, artist and engineer.

3. Narcís Monturiol was the inventor of the first combustion engine-driven submarine, which was propelled by an early form of air-independent propulsion.

4. Monturiol died in 1885, in Sant Martí de Provençals, now a suburb of Barcelona.

5. He has two monuments: one in Barcelona (Avinguda Diagonal-Carrer Girona) and other at the end of the Rambla in Figueres, his native city, better known for another Figuerenc, Salvador Dalí. (Wikipedia)

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