Otto Lilienthal

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Otto Lilienthal
Lilienthal wingflap experiment
The first glider equipped for man
Lilienthal in mid-flight, c. 1895

Otto Lilienthal, properly Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal[1], born 23 May 1848 in Anklam, deceased 10 August 1896 in Berlin[2], was a Prussian aeronaut known for his pioneering work on gliders.

He seems also to have worked with wings, of the flapping variety.

He filed many patents, beyond the field of aeronautics, mainly about steam engines.

Publications by or about Otto Lilienthal

Patents whose inventor or applicant is Otto Lilienthal

Publications by or about Otto Lilienthal

Letters sent by Otto Lilienthal

Letters received by Otto Lilienthal

Buyers of Lilienthal gliders

From Schwipps (1988), p123), via German wikipedia:

  • Nine purchasers of the normal sewing machine are known by name (buyer, delivery date):

Buyers of Lilienthal gliders

From Schwipps (1988), p123), via German wikipedia:

  • Nine purchasers of the normal sewing machine are known by name (buyer, delivery date):

References


Names
Birth date 23 May 1848
Death date 10 August 1896
Countries
Locations Berlin
Occupations
Tech areas Steam, Flapping, Gliders
Affiliations
Wikidata id Q57162