Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932

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Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. Born in Saõ Paulo, Brasil, he moved with his family to Paris in 1891. His studies led him to learn to fly, then build dirigibles and airplanes. After a grave accident in 1910, he became ill with multiple sclerosis. Very depressed, he returned to Brazil in 1928, and died in 1932.

From the description of Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84649222

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referencedIn American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962. Library of Congress
referencedIn John Toland Papers, 1944-1965 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Aviation Lithograph Collection, 1866-1910 Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn O'Dwyer, William J. Gustave Whitehead research collection, 1869-1999. Fairfield Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection, 1903-1964, 1908-1930 Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932. Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Institute of Aerospace Sciences Archives, 1783-1962 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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associatedWith American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. corporateBody
associatedWith Artcurial corporateBody
correspondedWith D. Appleton-Century Company. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Dwyer, William J. person
associatedWith Peters, William H. person
associatedWith Toland, John. person
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Birth 1873-07-20

Death 1932-07-23

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