Alberto Santos Dumont

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Birthday
20, 1873
Birthplace
Santos Dumont, Brazil
Death Date
Jul 23, 1932 (59)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1873
Birthplace
Santos Dumont, Brazil
Death Date
Jul 23, 1932 (59)

About

Brazilian aviator who flew hot air balloons, planes and dirigibles.

Before Fame

He spent his childhood driving steam tractors and locomotives on his family's coffee plantation.

Trivia

He was famous for his daring flights and received the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize for his 1901 flight around the Eiffel Tower.

Family Life

He was a lifelong bachelor who was, at one point, so smitten with Aida de Acosta that he let her pilot his No. 9 airship.

Associated With

He was invited to meet Theodore Roosevelt.