Otto Lilienthal

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Birthday
23, 1848
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 10, 1896 (48)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1848
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 10, 1896 (48)

About

Aeronautical engineer who made headlines around the world with his glider flights in the late 1800s.

Before Fame

He completed his studies and immediately began experimenting with gliders, building over 2,000 of them.

Trivia

He appeared alongside other aviation pioneers on magazine covers and on the front pages of newspapers.

Family Life

His brother aided him in his early aviation studies and experiments.

Associated With

He inspired Wilbur and Orville Wright to take their famous flight.