Zeppelin, Ferdinand Graf von

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Name
Zeppelin, Ferdinand Graf von Gender: M
born on 8 July 1838 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Constance, Switzerland, 47n38, 9e20
Timezone LMT m9e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°43' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°35 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°08'



Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin

Biography

German engineer, inventor and military member 1858-1891. He is most noted for inventing the dirigible that carries his name, the first airship of a rigid type, 1900. The ship crashed on landing on its maiden voyage, but he continued to successfully build and fly airships for his lifetime.

After completing his education at the Ludwigsburg Military Academy and the University of Tübingen, Zeppelin entered the Prussian Army in 1858. In 1863, he traveled to the United States where he worked as a military observer for the Union Army. During his military service, he saw action in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71, and at the time of his retirement, he had the rank of brigadier general.

From 1891-1900, he devoted himself to building motor-driven airships. Persistent and tireless in the pursuit of his goal, he flew his first airship over Lake Constance on 7/02/1900. Six years later he completed work on a faster airship, and in 1908, he established the Zeppelin Foundation at Friederichshafen to carry on the development and manufacturing process. Despite suffering several setbacks over the years, one of his airships provided the first commercial air service for passengers in 1910, and the Zeppelin Airships continued to sail the skies throughout the 20th Century.

Zeppelin died 3/08/1917, Berlin, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1858 (Prussian Army)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1863 (Military observer in U.S.)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1870 (Fought in the Franco-Prussian War)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1891 (Worked on motor-driven airships, nine years)
  • Work : Gain social status 2 July 1900 (Flight of the first dirigible)
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  • Work : Start Business 1908 (Zeppelin Foundation)
  • Work : Start Business 1910 (Zeppelin Airships, commercial service)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 March 1917 at 12:00 noon in Berlin, Germany (Age 78)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Commercial air service)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace (Aeronautical)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Franco-Prussian war)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Brigidier General)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (History of flight)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Invented derigible)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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