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To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: May 23, 1848
Birthplace: Anklam, Province of Pomerania
Die: August 10, 1896
Occupation: Aviator

Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the flying man. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful flights with unpowered airplanes. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favorably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical (wikipedia)