Magnel, Gustave

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Magnel, Gustave Gender: M
Gustaaf Paul Robert Magnel
born on 15 September 1889 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Essen, Belgium, 51n28, 4e28
Timezone LST m4e21 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°30' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°30 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°31'


Belgian engineer and professor at Ghent University, known for his expertise regarding reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete.

Magnel graduated in 1912 as an engineer from Ghent University. At the start of the First World War, Magnel emigrated to England where he worked as an engineer at D.G. Somerville & Co. Contractor Company. After the war he returned to Ghent where he worked in the University and where in 1922 he was given the opportunity to teach a course on the calculations needed for reinforced concrete. In 1926 he founded the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research.

As an engineer Magnel designed Walnut Lane Memorial Bridge and was involved in the calculations for the building of the Boekentoren.

Magnel died in Ghent on 5 July 1955.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil