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Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, (, also , ; 11 June 191025 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, Conservation movement, conservationist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, ''The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure'', published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably ''The Silent World'', the documentary adaptation of his book, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for ''Fahrenheit 9/11''. Biography Early life Cousteau was born on 11 June 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France, to Daniel and Élisabeth C ...
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Saint-André-de-Cubzac
Saint-André-de-Cubzac (; oc, Sent Andreus de Cubzac) is a Communes of France, commune in the Gironde Departments of France, department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south-western France. Its inhabitants are called Cubzaguais. Population Notable residents Jacques-Yves Cousteau is buried in the Cousteau family plot. It is also the birthplace of Jean Marie Antoine de Lanessan. See also *Communes of the Gironde department References External links

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