Raymonde de Laroche

1882 - 1919

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Raymonde de Laroche (22 August 1882 – 18 July 1919) was a French pilot, thought to be the first woman to pilot a plane. She became the world's first licensed female pilot on 8 March 1910. She received the 36th aeroplane pilot's licence issued by the Aeroclub de France, the world's first organization to issue pilot licences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymonde de Laroche has received more than 179,620 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Raymonde de Laroche is the 1,329th most popular religious figure (down from 1,326th in 2019), the 2,156th most popular biography from France (up from 2,180th in 2019) and the 110th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Raymonde de Laroche ranks 1,329 out of 3,187Before her are Cassian of Imola, Macrina the Younger, Lidwina, Carlo Maria Martini, Andrew Bobola, and Renato Martino. After her are Andrew Avellino, Brigid of Kildare, Meher Baba, David Yonggi Cho, George Müller, and Simon Stock.

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Among people born in 1882, Raymonde de Laroche ranks 96Before her are Kimon Georgiev, Florian Znaniecki, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Max Decugis, Song Jiaoren, and Ladislas Starevich. After her are Karl Rapp, Infanta María Teresa of Spain, Vilém Mathesius, Kâzım Karabekir, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, and Shigenori Tōgō. Among people deceased in 1919, Raymonde de Laroche ranks 59Before her are Hermann Weingärtner, Hugo Haase, Feng Guozhang, Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, and Evelyn De Morgan. After her are Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia, Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Karl Brugmann, Nikolay Shchors, Franz von Liszt, and Itagaki Taisuke.

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Among people born in France, Raymonde de Laroche ranks 2,156 out of 6,770Before her are Bernard de Montfaucon (1655), Henri Cochet (1901), Augustin Barruel (1741), Paul Andreu (1938), Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1812), and François-Joseph Talma (1763). After her are Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Louis Poinsot (1777), Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684), Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756), Augustin Thierry (1795), and Catherine Charlotte de Gramont (1639).


Among religious figures born in France, Raymonde de Laroche ranks 110Before her are Aldegonde (639), Robert Estienne (1503), Jean-Marie Villot (1905), Jean Calas (1698), Louis Massignon (1883), and Bernard de Montfaucon (1655). After her are Ivo of Chartres (1040), Peter Nolasco (1180), Benedict Joseph Labre (1748), Germain of Paris (496), Pierre de Castelnau (1170), and Saint Martial (300).