Jatho, Karl

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Jatho, Karl Gender: M
born on 3 February 1873 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Hanover, Germany, 52n24, 9e44
Timezone LMT m9e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°10' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°36'

Karl Jatho (1907/1908)


German aviation pioneer and inventor, performer and public servant of the city of Hanover.

From August through November 1903, Jatho made progressively longer hops (flights) in a pusher triplane, then biplane, at Vahrenwalder Heide outside of Hanover. His first flight, was only 18 metres at about 1 metre altitude, and was not controlled. Jatho eventually gave up, noting "In spite of many efforts, (I) cannot make longer or higher flights. Motor weak." With a later machine, Jatho would make successful flights around November 1903 – 60 metres at about 3–4 metres altitude, 1 month earlier than the Wright-Brothers.

He also founded a flying school and an aircraft factory, but did not have much success.

He died on 8 December 1933 in Hannover.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Vinnhorst: Dorf und Stadtteil mit Geschichte(n)" by Wolfgang Leonhardt (BoD, 2015), p. 40: "Karl Jatho ... erblickte am 3. Februar 1873 um neuneinhalb Uhr abends im Hause Umfuhr 9, später Raschplatz 13 an der Ecke der Alten Celler Heerstraße, das Licht der Welt."

Translation: Karl Jatho ... was born on 3 February 1873 in house no. 9, later Raschplatz 13, at the corner of Alten Celler Heerstraße, seeing the light of day at nine-thirty in the evening.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Aircraft factory)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Flying school)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Public servant)
  • Vocation : Travel : Aviation field (Pioneer)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Aviation pioneer)