Fabre, Henri

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Fabre, Henri Gender: M
born on 29 November 1882 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24
Timezone LMT m5e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°04' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°22 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 29°05'

Henri Fabre


French aviator and the inventor of Le Canard, the first seaplane in history.

Henri Fabre was educated in the Jesuit College of Marseilles, where he undertook advanced studies in sciences. He then studied intensively aeroplane and propeller designs. He patented a system of flotation devices, which he used when he succeeded in taking off from the surface of the Etang de Berreon March 28, 1910. On that day, he completed four consecutive flights, the longest about 600 meters. "Le Canard", has survived and is displayed in the airport at Marseilles. Henri Fabre was soon contacted by Glenn Curtiss and Gabriel Voisin who used his invention to develop their own seaplanes.

As late as 1971 the aged Fabre could still be seen sailing his own boat single handedly inMarseille harbor. He died on 30 June 1984 at the age of 101, as one of the last living pioneers of human flight.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (101 yrs)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure