Leon Lemartin

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Birthday
20, 1883
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 18, 1911 (27)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1883
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 18, 1911 (27)

About

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.

Trivia

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.