He was baptised in Valença at the Matriz de Santa Teresa [ pt] on 20 February 1877, by Teodoro Teotônio da Silva Carolina.  Santos-Dumont during his teenager years, 1890s Santos-Dumont's birthplace and current Cabangu Museum
Early Life Born on the 20th of July in 1873, Alberto Santos-Dumont was the heir of a rich family who produced coffee. His birthplace was in the village of Cabangu in the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Today, this farm still exists and is called the Santos-Dumont farm.
Alberto Santos Dumont was born July 20, 1873, in the village of Cabangu, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. At the age of 18, Santos Dumont was sent by his father to Paris where he devoted his time to the study of chemistry, physics, astronomy and mechanics.
Known internationally as the "father of aviation," Santos-Dumont was born on his family's coffee plantation in Palmira (now Santos Dumont), Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Early Life
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
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