Jacques Piccard, a mid 1900's oceanographer who was born June 28th, 1922 in Brussels Belgium, and died November 1st, 2008. A young man who shared a similar passion with his father and continued closely in his footsteps even after his death, but instead an inventor or Physicist as an explorer/oceanographer. He was the only son but had three sisters, Geneviève Piccard, Denise Piccard, and Marianne Piccard.Daughter. His father was a Auguste Piccard, a professor at the university in Brussels. He became famous with his high altitude balloon flights in the stratosphere so Jacques grew up with a lot of inspiration to do something as astonishing as their father did.
In Switzerland, 1943, Jacquese studied at the University of Geneva, taking a year off in 1944–45 in order to serve with the French First Army. Upon receiving his licentiate in 1946, he taught at the university for two years before entering private teaching. For years he was helping his father to design bathyscaphes and in 1953 the bathyscaphe accompanied him in the Trieste on a dive of 3,099 metres (10,168 feet) off the island of Ponza, Italy along with dozens of others.