Anghel Saligny

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Anghel Saligny (Romanian pronunciation: ˈaŋɡel saˈliɲi; 19 April 1854 – 17 June 1925) was a Romanian engineer, most famous for designing the Feteşti-Cernavodă railway bridge (1895) over the Danube, the longest bridge in Europe at that time. He also designed the storage facilities in Constanţa seaport, one of the earliest examples of reinforced concrete architecture in Europe.Saligny was born in Focşani in the eastern province of Moldavia. His father Alfred Saligny, an educator, was a French immigrant to Romania, coming from the region of Alsace. He started his studies at the boarding school founded by his father in Focşani, then went on to high school, initially also in Focşani and then in Potsdam, Germany. He pursued engineering studies at the Polytechnical Institute in Charlottenburg, and then contributed to the construction of railways in Saxony (Cottbus-Frankfurt an der Oder). He was a founding member of the Bucharest Polytechnic Society (the precursor to today's Bucharest Polytechnic Institute) and was even appointed a Minister of Public Works. In 1892, he was elected a member of the Romanian Academy, and he served as its president between 1907 and 1910. Anghel Saligny's brother Alfons Oscar Saligny (1853–1903) was a chemist and educator who was also elected a member of the Romanian Academy.

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1. Nicolae Paulescu 27102
2. Henri Coanda 12960
3. Ana Aslan 9463
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5. Traian Vuia 1700
6. Grigore Moisil 1463
7. Dumitru Prunariu 663
8. Victor Babes 663
9. Anghel Saligny 663
10. George Emil Palade 563

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100. Sameera Moussa 678
101. B. J. Habibie 668
102. Dumitru Prunariu 663
103. Victor Babes 663
104. Anghel Saligny 663
105. Homi J. Bhabha 650
106. Ali Javan 643
107. Ali Erdemir 620
108. Mostafa Chamran 618

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