De Lambert, Charles
|Birthname||Carlos Alexandre Mauricio José Maria Julio Estanis|
|born on||30 December 1865 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Funchal, Portugal, 32n38, 16w54|
|Timezone||LMT m16w54 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°34' 10°41 Asc. 21°27'|
De Lambert was the first person in France to be taught to fly by Wilbur Wright. The first lesson took place at Le Mans on 28 October 1908. On 18 October 1909 de Lambert "left the Juvisy Aerodrome at 4:36 o'clock in a Wright machine, flew across Paris to the Eiffel Tower, circled it, and returned to his starting point, arriving safely at 5:25." De Lambert claimed that he flew 300 feet above the 1,000 foot Eiffel Tower, which was nearly equal to Orville Wright's height record set in Berlin.
Lambert, along with Hubert Latham and Louis Blériot, was one of the three main contenders for the £1,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail for a successful crossing of the English Channel in an aèroplane, although he was not motivated by the monetary value. He took his pair of Wright Flyers (Nos. 2 and 18) and set up camp at Wissant to practice and wait for good weather. Latham made the first real attempt, but foundered and landed on the water, and Lambert damaged his 'Flyers' while practising. The prize was won by Louis Blériot on 25 July 1909.
Count de Lambert was married first to Louise with whom had a daughter, Jane de Lambert. Count de Lambert's second wife was Cordelia de Lambert.
He died on 26 February 1944 in Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou, France.
- (has as) teacher relationship with Wright, Wilbur (born 16 April 1867)
Sy Scholfield quotes a copy of the baptism certificate published and translated on the internet <http://www.charlesgraafdelambert.nl/joomla/index.php/en/chapter-2first-years>: "given the name of Carlos Alexandre Mauricio José Maria Julio Estanislau Jacques, who was born in this parish of San Pedro at three o’clock thirty of the morning of the thirtieth day of the month of December of the year thousand eight hundred and sixty five, legal son of Exc. Count Alexandre Carlos de Lambert, dceased, real property owner and Aide-de-camp of His Majesty the Emperor of all Russias, born in Paris."
- Vocation : Travel : Aviation field