Wright Brothers Facts

Wright Brothers Facts

Name
Wilbur Wright

Date of Birth
April 16, 1867

Date of Death
May 30, 1912

Place of Birth
Millville, Indiana

Birth Family
Milton Wright and Susan Catherine (Koerner)Wright

Marriage/Spouse
never married

Children
none

Education
high school, but did not receive a dipolma

Career
printer, retailer/manufacturer, airplane and inventor

Reason for Fame
Inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.
Additional Information
The Wright Brothers also designed and manufactured kites, gliders and bicycles. A foot-long paper helicopter made from paper, bamboo, cork with a rubber band to twirl its motor was said to be the inspirational for the brothers when they began working on their airplane. The gift was given to them by their father.


Name
Orville Wright

Date of Birth
August 19, 1871

Date of Death
January 30, 1948

Place of Birth
Dayton, Ohio

Birth Family
Milton Wright and Susan Catherine (Koerner)Wright

Marriage/Spouse
never married

Children
none

Education
dropped out of high school after his junior year

Career
Inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.
Additional Information
The Wright Brothers also designed and manufactured kites, gliders and bicycles. A foot-long paper helicopter made from paper, bamboo, cork with a rubber band to twirl its motor was said to be the inspirational for the brothers when they began working on their airplane. The gift was given to them by their father.