Traian Vuia

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Birthday
7, 1872
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Sep 3, 1950 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1872
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Sep 3, 1950 (78)

About

Romanian inventor who became known for his early experiments with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Before Fame

He went to Paris in search of a sponsor for his aeronautical experiments, but few believed that a machine heavier than the air could fly.

Trivia

He never achieved the result he was hoping for--sustained flight--but his aircraft experiments did inspire other inventors and aviators to try out their own aircraft designs.

Family Life

He grew up in a small Romanian village, which was later renamed in his honor.

Associated With

His supporters claimed that he preceded Wilbur and Orville Wright in the successful flying of an airplane.

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