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Otto Lilienthal
Otto Lilienthal, c. 1896
Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal

(1848-05-23)23 May 1848
Anklam, Province of Pomerania
Died 10 August 1896(1896-08-10) (aged 48)
Berlin, Germany
Cause of death Glider crash
Resting place Lankwitz Cemetery, Berlin
Nationality Prussian, German
Occupation Engineer
Known for Successful gliding experiments
Agnes Fischer (m. 1878–1896)
Children 4
Relatives Gustav Lilienthal, brother

Otto Lilienthal was a German pioneer of aviation who became the first person to make repeated successful gliding flights.

On August 9, 1896, his glider stalled and he was unable to regain control. Falling from about 15 m (50 ft), he broke his neck and died the next day, 10 August, 1896.

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