Traian Vuia

1872 - 1950

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Traian Vuia or Trajan Vuia (Romanian pronunciation: [traˈjan ˈvuja]; August 17, 1872 – September 3, 1950) was a Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer who designed, built and tested the first tractor monoplane. He was the first to demonstrate that a flying machine could rise into the air by running on wheels on an ordinary road. He is credited with a powered hop of 11 m (36 ft) made on March 18, 1906, and he later claimed a powered hop of 24 m (79 ft). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Traian Vuia has received more than 205,682 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Traian Vuia is the 180th most popular inventor (up from 191st in 2019), the 444th most popular biography from Austria (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Inventor.

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Among inventors, Traian Vuia ranks 180 out of 355Before him are Hubert Cecil Booth, J. Presper Eckert, Shigeo Shingo, Peter Henlein, George de Mestral, and Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva. After him are Colin Archer, Orban, Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Ruth Handler, John Kemp Starley, and Narcís Monturiol.

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Among people born in 1872, Traian Vuia ranks 59Before him are Ichiyō Higuchi, Anton Korošec, Ludwig Klages, Theodor Lessing, Albert Sarraut, and Luigi Orione. After him are Solomiya Krushelnytska, Wilhelm Ohnesorge, Heber Doust Curtis, Carlo Sforza, Sidónio Pais, and Adolf Schmal. Among people deceased in 1950, Traian Vuia ranks 62Before him are Yvan Goll, Kim Kyu-sik, Olaf Stapledon, Nikolai Voznesensky, Henry H. Arnold, and William Lyon Mackenzie King. After him are Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Walton Walker, Abraham Wald, Edwin Sutherland, Walter Huston, and Edgar Lee Masters.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Traian Vuia ranks 444 out of 1,075Before him are Neidhart von Reuental (1180), Christine Kaufmann (1945), Eduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe (1833), Hans von Dohnanyi (1902), Carl Schlechter (1874), and Freddy Quinn (1931). After him are Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein (1869), Marisa Mell (1939), Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria (1876), Hanns Albin Rauter (1895), Franz König (1905), and Brian Laudrup (1969).

Among INVENTORS In Austria

Among inventors born in Austria, Traian Vuia ranks 4Before him are Viktor Schauberger (1885), Georg Luger (1849), and Robert Adler (1913). After him are Gaston Glock (1929).