Hugo Junkers

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Birthday
3, 1859
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 3, 1935 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1859
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 3, 1935 (76)

About

German aviator and aircraft designer who implemented the use of metal fuselages in airplanes.

Before Fame

He worked as a professor of mechanical engineering between 1897 and 1912.

Trivia

He used sheet-metal on his planes and built the first jet-engine-powered aircraft.

Family Life

He grew up in Rheydt, Germany.

Associated With

Henry Ford's company adapted Junkers' sheet-metal designs for use in cars.