Alberto Santos-Dumont

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Alberto Santos-Dumont



Birth - Death

1873 - 1932


Inventor, Scientist

Notable Achievements

Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur


Inventor and airplane designer. Winner of the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize in 1901 for a flight in an air balloon that rounded the Eiffel Tower. Considered to be the builder of the first practical airplane, building both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Member of the International Air & Space Hall of Fame (1967). Died by suicide.

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