Juan Delacierva

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Birthday
21, 1895
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 19, 1936 (41)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1895
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 19, 1936 (41)

About

Pilot and engineer who developed the autogyro, a working predecessor to the airplane.

Before Fame

His early interest in aviation was spurred on by a national contest to develop military aircraft.

Trivia

His autogyros, which looked like planes with rotors, were widely used all over Europe.

Family Life

He grew up in Murcia, Spain.

Associated With

His engineering designs were further refined by Igor Sikorsky and became the first helicopters.