Famous Spanish Inventors & Discoverers

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 1 Abbas Ibn Firnas

Abbas Ibn Firnas
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 0810 AD
Birthplace: Izn-Rand Onda (Ronda), Al-Andalus
Died: 0887 AD

Centuries before the Wright bothers invented the first motorized aircraft, 9th-century polymath Abbas Ibn Firnas became the first man to fly. He used giant wings made of wood, silk, and feathers to jump from the Jabal Al-Arus mountains and reportedly glided for 10 minutes before crashing and injuring himself.

 2 Manuel García

Manuel García
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 1, 1906

 3 Fausto Elhuyar

Fausto Elhuyar
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: February 6, 1833
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