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  1. Alberto Santos Dumont (Palmira, 20 July 1873 — Guarujá, 23 July 1932) was a Brazilian aeronaut, sportsman, inventor, and one of the few people to have contributed significantly to the early development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, he dedicated himself to ...

    • Early Life
    • Flying
    • Legacy

    Alberto Santos-Dumont was born in a village named Cabangu in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was the sixth of his parents' eight children. Santos-Dumont's father had been born in Franceand trained to be an engineer. He liked to use machines on the family's large coffee farm and became rich. He taught Alberto Santos-Dumont how to use machines too. For a wh...

    At first, Santos-Dumont worked with hot air balloons. One problem with hot air balloons was that they were very difficult to steer. After making a few hot air balloons that could go up and down well, Alberto Santos-Dumont decided to build a good steering system. He built eleven hot air balloons that could be steered, called dirigibles, between 1898...

    Alberto Santos-Dumont is part of the First Flight Society's shrine at Kitty Hawkand listed in the Brazilian Air Ministry Almanac. Some people in Brazil believe Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first person to fly an airplane, before the Wright Brothers. This is for two reasons: First, some people think the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk did not...

    • July 23, 1932 (aged 59), Brazil
    • Pioneer aviator
  2. Died: Alberto Santos-Dumont, (born July 20, 1873, Cabangu, near Palmyra [now Santos-Dumont], Minas Gerais, Braz.—died July 23, 1932, 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 ...

  3. Brazil claims its own native citizen Alberto Santos-Dumont as the first successful aviator, discounting the Wrights because their Flyer took off from a rail and would sometimes even employ a catapult. An editorial in the 2013 edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft supported the claim of Gustave Whitehead.

  4. Alberto Santos Dumont ( Palmira, 20 de julho de 1873 – Guarujá, 23 de julho de 1932) foi um aeronauta, esportista, autodidata e inventor brasileiro. [ 1][ 2][ 3][ 4] Dumont é amplamente reconhecido como o pai da aviação, tendo realizado o primeiro voo homologado da história. É creditada a ele também a invenção do avião, dentro das normas técnica...

    • Alberto Santos Dumont
  5. Alberto Santos Dumont (20 de julio de 1873 - 23 de julio de 1932) fue un pionero de la aviación, inventor e ingeniero brasileño. Santos Dumont fue el primer hombre en despegar a bordo de un avión, impulsado por un motor aeronáutico.

  6. Henrique Honoré Dumont [1] (July 20, 1832 in Diamantina – August 30, 1892 in Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian engineer, [2] coffee farmer and father of Alberto Santos-Dumont. A son of French immigrants, he is considered one of the three kings of the coffee of his time, introducing modern methods to coffee farming. [3] Biography

  7. Alberto Santos-Dumont (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. He was born, grew up, and died in Brazil. His contributions to aviation took place while he was living in Paris France. Santos-Dumont designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons (i.e., airships). In doing so he became the first ...

  8. Santos Dumont is a Brazilian mini-series produced by HBO Brazil that dramatizes the life of inventor Alberto Santos Dumont . Synopsis The miniseries deals with the inventor's childhood in Brazil, parallel to his mature period in France, where he was involved in the evolution of lighter- and heavier-than-air aircraft. [2] Production

  9. Alberto Santos Dumont was a Brazilian aviation pioneer. Dedicating his life to aeronautical study and experimentation, he was the inventor of airplanes and Dirigibles. The first person to combine successfully the internal combustion engine and ballooning, Alberto was also instrumental in being the first to fly a heavier than air motor plane.

  10. Santos Dumont Airport (IATA: SDU, ICAO: SBRJ) is the second major airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is named after the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont (1873–1932). It is operated by Infraero .

  11. Alberto Santos-Dumont, né le 20 juillet 1873 à Palmira — aujourd’hui ville de Santos Dumont — au Brésil et mort le 23 juillet 1932 à Guarujá dans ce même pays, est un pionnier brésilien de l'aviation à qui de nombreux experts attribuent le premier vol réussi d'un avion.

  12. Oct 18, 2020 · Alberto Santos-Dumont is regarded as a national hero in Brazil thanks to his pioneering works in early aviation. Born on July 20, 1873, in the Brazilian town of Palmira in Southeastern Brazil, Alberto Santos-Dumont had the fortune of being born into a family of wealthy coffee plantation owners.

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