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Édouard Estaunié

French engineer

1862   -   1942

country of citizenship: France
native language: Mexico
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: École polytechnique, Télécom Paris, École Libre des Sciences Politiques
occupation: engineer, writer
award received: Prix Femina, Botta Prize, Alfred Née Award, Commander of the Legion of Honour
position held: seat 24 of the Académie française, president
influenced by: Society of Jesus

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Édouard Estaunié (4 February 1862 in Dijon – 2 April 1942 in Paris) was a French novelist. Estaunié trained as a scientist and engineer before turning to the novel in 1891. In 1904, he devised the word "telecommunication". He was elected to the Académie française in 1923. He was also a reviewer, critic, and homme de lettres as well as a novelist.
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