Hugo Junkers


Birthday February 3, 1859

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE Feb 3, 1935 (76)

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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.


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.