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Alberto Santos-Dumont

1873 - 1932

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Alberto Santos-Dumont (Palmira, 20 July 1873 — Guarujá, 23 July 1932) was a Brazilian aeronaut, sportsman, inventor, and one of the few people to have contributed significantly to the early development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, he dedicated himself to aeronautical study and experimentation in Paris, where he spent most of his adult life. He designed, built, and flew the first powered airships and won the Deutsch Prize in 1901, when he flew around the Eiffel Tower in his airship No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberto Santos-Dumont has received more than 1,204,735 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Alberto Santos-Dumont is the 65th most popular inventor (up from 72nd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 41st in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Inventor.

Alberto Santos-Dumont is most famous for inventing the first successful heavier-than-air flying machine.

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Among inventors, Alberto Santos-Dumont ranks 65 out of 354Before him are Douglas Engelbart, Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Renault, John Browning, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, and Jimmy Wales. After him are Josephine Cochrane, Étienne Lenoir, Les Paul, George Eastman, Jacques de Vaucanson, and Oleg Antonov.

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Among people born in 1873, Alberto Santos-Dumont ranks 14Before him are Johannes V. Jensen, Thomas Andrews, Luigi Lucheni, Henri Barbusse, Alfred Jarry, and Karl Schwarzschild. After him are G. E. Moore, Spyridon Louis, William McMaster Murdoch, Otto Loewi, Julius Martov, and Sándor Ferenczi. Among people deceased in 1932, Alberto Santos-Dumont ranks 10Before him are Manuel II of Portugal, Aristide Briand, Giuseppe Peano, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Ronald Ross, and Gustav Meyrink. After him are Paul Doumer, George Eastman, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, Joseph Babinski, and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Alberto Santos-Dumont ranks 38 out of 2,067Before him are Roberto Carlos (1973), João Gilberto (1931), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), Sebastião Salgado (1944), and Nílton Santos (1925). After him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), and Juscelino Kubitschek (1902).

Among INVENTORS In Brazil

Among inventors born in Brazil, Alberto Santos-Dumont ranks 1After him are Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685).