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Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932

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Personal name headingSantos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932
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Variant(s)Dumont, Alberto Santos-, 1873-1932
Santos Dumont, 1873-1932
Dumont, Santos, 1873-1932
Associated placeParis (France)
Birth date1873-07-20
Death date1932-07-23
Place of birthCabangu (Brazil)
Place of deathGuarujá (São Paulo, Brazil)
AffiliationColégio Culto à Ciência (Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)
Profession or occupationAviator Inventor Engineer
Found inThomé, N. A aviação militar no Contestado, 1985: p. 7, etc. (Santos Dumont)
Smithsonian education, highlights in aviation, via WWW, Mar. 20, 2012 (studied in Paris, where he devoted his time to the study of chemistry, physics, astronomy and mechanics; pioneer in steered ballon travel, and in heavier-than-air vehicles; began attempting flight in an airplane in 1906, solving the problem of making a heavier-than-air machine take off by its own means)
Encyclopaedia Britannica website, June 17, 2020: (Alberto Santos-Dumont; born July 20, 1873, Cabangu, near Palmyra [now Santos-Dumont], Minas Gerais, Brazil; died July 23, 1932 in Guarujá, São Paulo; Brazilian aviation pioneer who captured the imagination of Europe and the United States with his airship flights and made the first significant flight of a powered airplane in Europe with his No. 14-bis; went to Paris, France to study engineering)