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Hargrave, Lawrence (1850 - 1915)

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Aeronautical engineer and Astronomer
Born: 29 January 1850  Greenwich, Kent, England.  Died: 14 July 1915  Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Lawrence Hargrave participated in several explorations into New Guinea, before joining the Sydney Observatory (1878-1883) as an assistant astronomical observer. He then devoted his time to research in aeronautics and human flight. As well as inventing the box kite, he developed three crucial aeronautical concepts, the cellular box kite wing, the curved wing surface and the thick leading wing edge (aerofoil). His work was privotal to development of aviation in Europe.
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