Gabriel Voisin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Gabriel Voisin

French aviation pioneer

Date of Birth: 05-Feb-1880

Place of Birth: Belleville, Auvergne-Rh├┤ne-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 25-Dec-1973

Profession: businessperson, engineer, aircraft pilot

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Gabriel Voisin

  • Gabriel Voisin (February 5, 1880 ÔÇô December 25, 1973) was an aviation pioneer and the creator of Europe's first manned, engine-powered, heavier-than-air aircraft capable of a sustained (1 km), circular, controlled flight, which was made by Henry Farman on January 13, 1908 near Paris, France.
  • During World War I the company founded by Voisin became a major producer of military aircraft, notably the Voisin III.
  • Subsequently, he switched to the design and production of luxury automobiles under the name Avions Voisin.

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