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Wilbur Wright

Wilbur WrightBorn: 16-Apr-1867
Birthplace: Millville, IN
Died: 30-May-1912
Location of death: Dayton, OH
Cause of death: Typhoid Fever
Remains: Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Aviator, Inventor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Inventor of the airplane

Invented the airplane with brother Orville Wright. Made the first manned, powered, controlled heavier-than-air flight, in 1903. He was injured in a hockey accident in 1885, which caused lingering health problems for him and forced him to forego a Yale education. Wright State University is named after the brothers, and there is a Wright Brothers National Memorial in Manteo, North Carolina.

Father: Milton Wright
Mother: Susan Catherine Wright (died of tuberculosis)
Brother: Orville Wright
Brother: Lorin Wright
Sister: Katherine Wright

    High School: (dropped out)

    National Aviation Hall of Fame 1962
    National Inventors Hall of Fame
    Risk Factors: Typhoid


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