Otto Lilienthal, German aviator

Otto Lilienthal, German aviator

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Caption: Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896), German aviation pioneer. Lilienthal became known as the 'Glider King' for his many experiments with gliders carried out from an artificial hill in Berlin, Germany. He made over 2000 flights from 1891, made important advances in aviation theory, and managed controlled glides of tens of metres. He died in 1896, falling from a glider during a test flight and breaking his back. He died the next day, but his legacy would later inspire the work by the Wright Brothers on heavier-than-air flight. Artwork from the 18th volume (second period of 1896) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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