Aviatrix known for her solo, around-the-world flight in 1932 and for her marriage to grand prix racer Berndt Rosemeyer.
She once crashed a plane in the middle of the Sahara desert; luckily, an African tribesman helped her get back to Europe.
She made many stops in South Asia in her one-engine monoplane.
She was born into a prosperous merchant family and used her inheritance to finance her flying lessons.
German newspapers lauded her flight around the world and called her "The Amelia Earhart of Germany."