Narcis Monturiol (Inventor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Narcís Monturiol

Narciso Monturiol i Estarriol was a Spanish artist and engineer. He was the inventor of the first air-independent and combustion-engine-driven submarine.

Born: September 28, 1819, Figueres
Died: September 6, 1885, Sant Martí de Provençals (currently Barcelona)
Occupation: Inventor, engineer, artist, politician
Known for: Submarine pioneer. Invented the Ictineo I and Ictineo II.

About Narcis Monturiol

Spanish intellectual, artist and engineer who invented the world’s first submarine that could stay submerged with its own air supply. He made his first dives with his sub, which was named Ictineo I, during the summer of 1859.

Before Fame

He attained a law degree in Barcelona in 1845 but never practiced law.


He was not the first person to invent a submarine, but he did create the first fully functional one, which he he hoped would be used to help Spanish divers find coral.

Family Life

His father worked as a cooper.


His invention inspired Jules Verne to write ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and based the fictional Nautilus sub on Narcis’s design.

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