Augusto Severo d'Albuquerque-Maranhão

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Albuquerque-Maranhão's airship Pax resembles the design in his patent.

Augusto Severo d'Albuquerque-Maranhão was a Brazilian–Parisian aero inventor and aeronaut, and a member of the Brazilian parliament.[1] He and his mechanic George Saché died in 1902 when his airship Pax exploded above Paris.

Severo was an aero booster, giving a speech on behalf of Alberto Santos-Dumont to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies on 17 July 1901.[2]

Patents whose inventor or applicant is Augusto Severo or Augusto Severo d'Albuquerque-Maranhão

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  1. Sampaio, 1902, The 'Peace' balloon of the late Señor Augusto Severo (2), p. 60.
  2. Georges Besançon, La Catastrophe du "Pax", L'Aérophile, 10 An. No. 5, May 1902, pp. 97 onward. This issue contains articles concerning Severo and the Pax written by Besançon and other authors.


Names Augusto Severo d'Albuquerque-Maranhão
Birth date 1864-01-11
Death date 1902
Countries Brazil, FR
Locations Mocahiba, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; Paris
Occupations journalist, aeronaut, politician
Tech areas LTA, Propulsion, Electricity
Wikidata id Q9637918