Caudron, Gaston

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Caudron, Gaston Gender: M
Alphonse Joseph Augustin Caudron
born on 18 January 1882 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Favières, France, 48n46, 2e47
Timezone LMT m2e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°56' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°25 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°36'

Gaston Caudron (on a seaplane in 1914)


French aviation pioneer, along with his brother René.

In 1908, they flew a glider, "Romiotte 1," pulled by a horse.

In 1909, they founded the "Aéroplanes Caudron Frères" (Caudron Brothers' Aeroplanes) association.

In 1912, they created the first seaplane in history.

They developed several reconnaissance planes for the French army.

By 1910, they had created the first flying school in the world: The Caudron Flight School of Crotoy.

In 1913, the flight school doubled as a military pilot school.

Gaston Caudron was killed during a test flight on 10 December 1915 at Lyon-Bron airfield.

On 1 July 1933, Caudron Aéroplanes was bought by Louis Renault who renamed the company "Caudron Renault." René Caudron left the company in 1939.

Link to Frères Caudron



  • Death by Accident 10 December 1915 (Test flight, age 33)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sport auto moto' pdf file, p. 33.


  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-creator of the first seaplane)