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 Alessandro Ambrogio Anzani

Alessandro Ambrogio Anzani

Birth
Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death 24 Jul 1956 (aged 78)
Merville-Franceville-Plage, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Neuilly-sur-Seine, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 13735017 · View Source
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Inventor. He was an Italian cyclist and motorcycle builder who invented the first lightweight engine for practical use in airplanes. His three-cylinder, air-cooled engine was used by aviator Louis Blériot in the first successful flight across the English Channel in 1909. He spent the majority of his life in France, but retained his Italian citizenship out of loyalty to his own country. The 1920s Italian car "Anzani" takes its name from the company that he founded.

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  • Originally Created by: amy7252
  • Added: 25 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13735017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alessandro Ambrogio Anzani (5 Dec 1877–24 Jul 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13735017, citing Cimetière de Neuilly-sur-Seine (Ancien), Neuilly-sur-Seine, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .