Christopher Cockerell

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Birthday
4, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 1, 1999 (88)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 1, 1999 (88)

About

Engineer and Royal Society Fellow who invented the hovercraft.

Before Fame

He worked for TV broadcasting and radio detection companies before World War II.

Trivia

His idea for a hovercraft emerged from looking for ways to reduce the friction of water for boats.

Family Life

His father Sydney Cockerell was a British museum curator.

Associated With

He worked for the Marconi company, which was founded by the radio pioneer Gugliemo Marconi.

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