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Bleriot, Louis

Born: 1872 AD
Died: 1936 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Aviators

1872 – Born in Cambrai, on the 1st of July.

         – He performed the first flight over a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft.

         – Louis Blériot studied engineering at the École Centrale Paris.

1900 – He built an ornithopter, a type of early aircraft designed to use wing-flapping to achieve flight.

1903-1906 – Blériot and collaborator Gabriel Voisin formed the Blériot-Voisin Company.

1909 – On 25th of July, he made 1st airplane crossing of English Channel.

1936 – Died on the 2nd of August.