BirthdayMay 23, 1848
BirthplaceAnklam, Germany

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Otto Lilienthal

    Full name: Otto Lilienthal
    Also known as: Otto Lilienthal, Lilienthal, Otto
    Professions: German aviation pioneer
    Nationality: Prussian, German
    Occupation: Engineer

  2. Otto Lilienthal Known for

    Successful gliding experiments

  3. Otto Lilienthal Death information

    Died: Monday, 10th of August, 1896 (Age: 48)
    Death cause: Glider crash

  4. Otto Lilienthal Biography

    Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach established previously by Sir George Cayley. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favorably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical. He died of injuries sustained when his glider stalled and he was unable to regain control; falling from about 15 m (50 ft), he fractured his neck.

  5. Otto Lilienthal Family

    Spouse: Agnes Fischer
    Siblings: Gustav Lilienthal, brother

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