Louis Blériot

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Louis Blériot
Louis Charles Joseph Blériot
Birthday
BirthplaceCambrai, France
Died
NationalityFrench
Occupation
Inventor and engineer
Known for First heavier-than-air flight across the English Channel, first working monoplane
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Blériot, Louis

 

Born July 1, 1872, in Cambrai; died Aug. 1, 1936, in Paris. French engineer, airplane designer, and pilot; a pioneer in aviation.

In 1900, Blériot began to build gliders and ornithopters, and in 1906, airplanes. In 1908 he completed an airplane flight over a course of 14 km, and in 1909 he made the first flight across the English Channel. Airplanes using Blériot’s system were subsequently in wide use in French aviation.

REFERENCES

Rubel-Blériot, S. “Blériot—My Father,” parts 1–2. Air Trails Pictorial, vol. 24, 1945, nos. 1–2.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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