Octave Chanute

Inventor

1832 – 1910

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Who was Octave Chanute?

Octave Chanute was born in France but considered himself an American. He was a railway engineer and aviation pioneer. He provided many budding enthusiasts, including the Wright brothers with help and advice, and helped to publicize their flying experiments. At his death he was hailed as the father of aviation and the heavier-than-air flying machine.

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Born
Feb 18, 1832
Paris
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Nov 23, 1910
Chicago

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on July 23, 2013

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