Manfred Von Richthofen

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Birthday
2, 1892
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 21, 1918 (25)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1892
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 21, 1918 (25)

About

World War I German fighter pilot who was nicknamed and feared as "The Red Baron." He was victorious in over eighty World War I air battles and remains one of the world's most famous fighter pilots.

Before Fame

He competed in gymnastics, hunting and horse riding in his youth.

Trivia

He piloted a Fokker Dr. I triplane, which he painted red in January 1917.

Family Life

He was born into the Prussian aristocracy.

Associated With

He inspired a generation of pioneering aviators, including Charles Lindbergh.