Renard, Charles

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Renard, Charles Gender: M
Louis Marie Joseph Charles Clément Renard
born on 23 November 1847 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Damblain, France, 48n0550, 5e3917
Timezone LMT m5e3917 (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 00°11' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°02 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°02'

Charles Renard


French military engineer and inventor.

After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 he started work on the design of airships at the French army aeronautical department. Together with Arthur C. Krebs and his brother Paul, in 1884 he constructed La France, which made its maiden flight on 9 August 1884 at Chalais Meudon, making a 23-minute circular flight. This was the first time that a flying machine made a fight which returned to the place of take-off.

He also proposed a now widely used system of preferred numbers that was later named after him and became international standard ISO 3. It helped the French army to reduce the number of different balloon ropes kept on inventory from 425 to 17.

Colonel Renard also invented the Renard Road Train.

He died in Paris on 13 April 1905.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Renard, Paul (born 13 February 1854)


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'sport auto moto' pdf file, p. 46.


  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Military)