Jorge Newbery

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Birthday
27, 1875
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
Mar 1, 1914 (38)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1875
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
Mar 1, 1914 (38)

About

Pilot, engineer and civil servant who popularized aviation in Argentina and founded the country's Air Force.

Before Fame

He was born in Buenos Aires and later studied engineering at Cornell University and at Philadelphia's Drexel Institute.

Trivia

He founded and became vice president of the Aero Club Argentino in 1908.

Family Life

His father immigrated to Argentina from the United States just after the Civil War and may have fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Associated With

He popularized aviation in Argentina. Lewis Yancey did the same thing in the United States.