Breguet, Louis (1880)

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Breguet, Louis (1880) Gender: M
Breguet, Charles Louis
born on 2 January 1880 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
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Louis (1880) Breguet (1909)


French aviator and industrialist, a pioneer pilot and inventor of the gyro plane. He manufactured a whole stock of military and commercial aircraft. Breguet was the founder of Air France.

As a youth, Breguet joined the family engineering firm, Maison Bréguet, becoming head engineer of its electric service. He built his first airplane in 1909, set a speed record for a flight of 10 kilometers in 1911, and in that year founded the Société des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Bréguet. In 1912 he built his first hydroplane and in 1917 designed and flew a "gyroplane," the forerunner of the helicopter.

During WW I, Breguet manufactured military planes; his Bréguet-XIX was especially noteworthy. In 1919 he founded the Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes, which became Air France. In 1927 a Bréguet plane made the first nonstop crossing of the South Atlantic; another made a 4,500-mile flight across the Atlantic in 1933, the longest nonstop Atlantic flight up to that time. Bréguet remained an important manufacturer of military planes during World War II and afterward produced a series of large four-engine transports. Bréguet's last aero plane, the 941, a short-haul and long-haul craft, was a technical though not commercial success and was absorbed by Dassault.

Died on 4 May 1955, St. Germain, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Begin Major Project 1909 (Built first airplane)
  • Work : Gain social status 1911 (Set speed record)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1912 (Built hydroplane)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1917 (First gyroplane)
  • Work : Start Business 1919 (Started business that became Air France)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1927 (Plane made crossing of So. Atlantic)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1933 (Plane made first crossing of Atlantic)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'b' pdf file, p. 344.

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.27, 2/1996 in correction of Gauquelin Vol 1/141, which gives 12:00 PM, a time in error that has been repeated by Lescaut and Taeger.


  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (Industrialist, aircraft mfgr during wars)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private (Pioneer)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Set flying speed records)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of Air France, Inventor of gyro-plane)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Air pioneer and leader)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession