Santos Dumont

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About Santos Dumont
Alberto Santos Dumont (July 20, 1873 – July 23, 1932) was an early pioneer of aviation. He was born in, and died in, Brazil. Heir of a prosperous coffee producer family, Santos Dumont dedicated himself to science studies in Paris.Santos Dumont designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons. In doing so he became the first person to demonstrate that routine, controlled flight was possible. This "conquest of the air", in particular winning the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize on October 19, 1901 on a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower, made him one of the most famous people in the world during the early 20th century. In addition to his pioneering work in airships, Santos Dumont made the first European public flight of an airplane on October 23, 1906. Designated 14-bis or Oiseau de proie (French for "bird of prey"), the flying machine was the first fixed-wing aircraft officially witnessed to take off, fly, and land. Santos Dumont is considered the "Father of Aviation" in Brazil, his country of birth.

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1. Santos Dumont 94461
2. Olavo de Carvalho 40570
3. Oswaldo Cruz 34329
4. Carlos Chagas 16002
5. Adolfo Lutz 16000
6. Vital Brasil 16000
7. Miguel Nicolelis 12000
8. Emídio Brasileiro 10541
9. Drauzio Varella 10000
10. Adib Jatene 6670

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Rank Name Total
1. Ali Keshtmand 327175
2. Santos Dumont 94461
3. D. I. Mendeleev 68565
4. Sabiha Gökçen 61878
5. Ansam Sawalha 61832
6. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 53271
7. Mehmet Haberal 47290
8. Allan Kardec 46828
9. Albert Einstein 42914
10. Olavo de Carvalho 40570

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