Gabriel Voisin

1880 - 1973

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Gabriel Voisin (February 5, 1880 – December 25, 1973) was a French aviation pioneer and the creator of Europe's first manned, engine-powered, heavier-than-air aircraft capable of a sustained (1 km), circular, controlled flight, which was made by Henry Farman on January 13, 1908 near Paris, France. During World War I the company founded by Voisin became a major producer of military aircraft, notably the Voisin III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel Voisin has received more than 63,854 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Gabriel Voisin is the 145th most popular engineer (down from 140th in 2019), the 2,515th most popular biography from France (down from 2,353rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular French Engineer.

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Among engineers, Gabriel Voisin ranks 145 out of 325. Before him are Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Eugene Stoner, Evgeny Paton, Pierre Berthier, Eduard Totleben, and Hellmuth Walter. After him are Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Herman Potočnik, Hugo Eckener, Alexander Cunningham, Hans Ledwinka, and Kerim Kerimov.

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Among people born in 1880, Gabriel Voisin ranks 82Before him are Sholem Asch, Joseph Trumpeldor, Jan Kubelík, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Eric Campbell, and Kōdō Sawaki. After him are Carl Van Vechten, Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, Leonard Woolf, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Johannes Aavik, and Christabel Pankhurst. Among people deceased in 1973, Gabriel Voisin ranks 105Before him are Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Milunka Savić, Bobby Darin, Helen Parkhurst, Tarsila do Amaral, and Tanzan Ishibashi. After him are Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Nikos Zachariadis, Johannes Aavik, Alexander Vandegrift, Karel Ančerl, and Henry Darger.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gabriel Voisin ranks 2,515 out of 5,234. Before him are Lionel Terray (1921), François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers (1753), Jean Eustache (1938), Pierre Rode (1774), Charles Pathé (1863), and Antoine Forqueray (1671). After him are Odo II, Count of Blois (983), Jules Guesde (1845), Benoît de Sainte-Maure (1154), Antoine Pinay (1891), Amaury de Montfort (1192), and Musidora (1889).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Gabriel Voisin ranks 18Before him are Paul Cornu (1881), François Laurent d'Arlandes (1742), Georges Leclanché (1836), Philippe LeBon (1767), Evgeny Paton (1870), and Pierre Berthier (1782). After him are Antoine de Chézy (1718), Gérard Larrousse (1940), Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754), Jorge Chávez (1887), Pierre-Paul Riquet (1609), and Louis Charles Breguet (1880).