Leon Lemartin


Birthday October 20, 1883

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace France

DEATH DATE Jun 18, 1911 (27)

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French aviator who broke a world record by flying seven passengers on his experimental aircraft the Blériot XIII. A month later, he took eight, 11, and 13 passengers on the aircraft.

Before Fame

He was a fast learner and by age nineteen, had graduated from one of France's most prestigious engineering schools, École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers.


He never received the chance to expand his legacy because he crashed his aircraft and was killed during his first competitive flight.

Family Life

He was the son of a blacksmith and was raised in a commune in southwestern France.

Associated With

He and "Little Prince" author Antoine de SaintExupery were both French aviators.