Born: France
Primarily active in: France

Charles Richet was a Nobel Prize-physiologist and a pioneer in aviation. He was an engineer and supported the work of Louis and Jacques Breguet, who constructed the first flying machine to lift a person off the ground vertically, the Breguet-Richet Gyroplane No. 1. Charles was an engineer and is believed to have given technical as well as financial and moral support to this effort.

 

G.Apostolo "The illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984

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