Marie Marvingt

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Birthday
20, 1875
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 14, 1963 (88)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1875
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 14, 1963 (88)

About

Aviator and sportswoman who made some of the first balloon ascents and fixed wing flights in French history.

Before Fame

She was barred from participating in the Tour de France. However, when the event was over, she rode the course solo to prove that she could complete the race.

Trivia

She was a world-class mountain climber who scaled many of the tallest peaks in the Swiss Alps.

Family Life

Her father, Felix, encouraged her to participate in a wide variety of sports.

Associated With

She and Helene Dutrieu were fellow European pilots.