|Birthname||Léon Alfred Nicolas Valentin|
|born on||22 March 1919 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Épinal, France, 48n11, 6e27|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||00°27' 00°18 Asc. 21°53'|
French adventurer, who attempted to achieve human flight using bird-like wings. Léo Valentin is widely considered to be the most famous "birdman" of all time. He was billed as "Valentin, the Most Daring Man in the World".
On 21 May 1956, Valentin performed one of his stunts at a Whitmonday air show in Liverpool before 100,000 spectators. When exiting the plane, one of his wooden wings made contact and a piece broke away. He attempted to land safely using a parachute, but that also failed and he died.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'u_v' pdf file, p. 37.
- Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
- Vocation : Travel : Aviation field