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Jorge Alejandro Newbery
Birth: May 27, 1875
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death: Mar. 1, 1914
Mendoza, Argentina

Engineer, father of the Argentina´s aviation, sportsman. Jorge Newbery is the most important character in Argentina´s sport in the XX Century. He was son of a American dentist. IN 1890 he got his high school degree. Between 1891 and 1895 he lived in USA, when he graduated as Electric Engineer at the Cornell University, and also studied at the Drexel Institute, where Thomas Alva Edison was his teacher. In 1907 he began to fly in globe. In 1910 began to fly in plane. In february, 1914, he reached the 6,225 mts. of height, but the record wasn´t homologated. During his life Newbery practised sucessfully the boxing, fencing, rowing, rugby, motorsport among other sports. On march 1st, 1914, some ladies asked Newbery for a flying demostration. He borrowed a plane from a friend and during the fly, he suffered a fatal accident. (bio by: 380W) 

Cause of death: Plane Crash
 
Burial:
Cementerio de la Chacarita
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal, Argentina
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: 380W
Record added: Nov 18, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6936600
Jorge Alejandro Newbery
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- David Wend
 Added: May. 27, 2014
En honor del centenario de tu tragico fallecimiento el pasado 1 de marzo, te mando un cordial "!!!VIVA LA PATRIA!!!" para todo que hicistes para la aviacion argentina.
- Dario Witer
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
I cleave the heavens and soar to the infinite, what others see from afar I leave far behind me
- Sergio DC
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
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