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Louis Blériot

(1872—1936) French aviation pioneer


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(1872–1936),

French aviation pioneer. Trained as an engineer, he built one of the first successful monoplanes in 1907, and on 25 July 1909 he became the first to fly the English Channel (Calais to Dover), in a monoplane of his own design.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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