Levavasseur, Léon

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Levavasseur, Léon Gender: M
Léon Marie Joseph Clément Levavasseur
born on 7 December 1863 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Le Mesnil-au-Val, France, 49n3626, 1w3124
Timezone LMT m1w3124 (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 14°36' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 02°40'

Léon Levavasseur (at right in fur coat, with Hubert Latham)


French powerplant engineer, aircraft designer and inventor. His innovations included the V8 engine, direct fuel injection, and evaporative engine cooling. Primarily associated with the Antoinette company, he continued to experiment with aircraft design after the company went bankrupt.

He died on 26 February 1922, aged 59, in Puteaux, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'L' pdf file, pp. 237-238.


  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace (Aircraft designer)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Industrial (Powerplant engineer)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical