Louis Bleriot

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Birthday
1, 1872
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 1, 1936 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1872
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 1, 1936 (64)

About

Aviator who piloted the first successful flight over the English Channel and invented the first flying monoplane.

Before Fame

He tried to invent a wing-flapping ornithopter, but the experiment was a failure.

Trivia

He invented car headlamps and other automobile accessories and used the proceeds from these inventions to fund his aviation experiments.

Family Life

He was the oldest of five children born to Clémance and Charles Bleriot.

Associated With

His contemporary, Leon Lemartin, also contributed to the advancement of French aviation.