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Almasy, Laszlo, Count

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Aviators, Researchers


1895 - Count Laszlo Almasy was born in Borostyanko, Hungary on the 22th of August.


1921 - He worked as a representative of an Austrian car firm Steyr in Szombathely, Hungary and won many car races in their colors.


1926 - He developed an interest in the area of Egypt to Sudan along the Nile.


1929 - He demonstrated Steyr vehicles in desert conditions and led to his first expedition to the desert.


1932 - He left to find the legendary Zerzura, The Oasis of the Birds, with three Britons, Sir Robert Clayton, Commander Penderel and Patrick Clayton.


1934 - He published his adventures in the book "Az ismeretlen Szahara" in Budapest.


1939 - He returned to Hungary.


1941-1942 - He worked with the German troops of Erwin Rommel using his desert experience and led military missions.


1951 - He died of dysentery in Salzburg on the 22th of March.


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