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Daemon
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Ferdinand, Graf von Zeppelin (1838)

Zeppelin began working with balloons for human transport as an observer during the American Civil War. In 1891, he retired from the Prussian army to devote himself to building motor-driven airships. Zeppelin invented the first rigid airship in 1900, but the experiment exhausted his funds. Luckily, public opinion was so strongly in favor of his airship project that donations largely financed his future work. Whom did his granddaughter later threaten to sue for sullying her family's name? More...
ChristopherJohnson
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A great and prominent inventor indeed!
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The most popular Lithuanias dish is cepelinas, a big dumpling made of potato dough and minced meat honouring not count Zeppelin himself but the form of his dirigeable. Not a joke, search the net.
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If you are a young person, you may not know about the horrible crash in 1937 when one of those airships was visiting the United States.

If you are interested, please google:

Hindenburg disaster, 1937
Egbegi Harvey Akpotimi
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Daemon wrote:
Ferdinand, Graf von Zeppelin (1838)

Zeppelin began working with balloons for human transport as an observer during the American Civil War. In 1891, he retired from the Prussian army to devote himself to building motor-driven airships. Zeppelin invented the first rigid airship in 1900, but the experiment exhausted his funds. Luckily, public opinion was so strongly in favor of his airship project that donations largely financed his future work. Whom did his granddaughter later threaten to sue for sullying her family's name? More...


As one could guess; his granddaughter, Countess Eva von Zeppelin, once threatened to sue Led Zeppelin for illegal use of their family name while performing in Copenhagen.

"O mâhîler ki deryâ içredür deryâyı bilmezler" - Hayâlî
Alexander Lo
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Was there an accident of the airship that killed many people long time ago?
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Brilliant man.
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