Giovanni Battista Caproni Civil engineer

Giovanni battista caproni

Giovanni Battista Caproni (1886-1957), known as "Gianni" Caproni, was an Italian aeronautical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, and aircraft designer who founded the Caproni aircraft-manufacturing company. Caproni was born on July 3, 1886 in Massone d'Arco, which at the time was in Austria-Hungary but later became a part of Italy. In 1906, he received a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from l'Istituto Montefiori di Liegi, and in 1907 a degree in civil engineering from Politecnico di Monaco di Baviera. In 1907 and 1908, Caproni gained experience in the construction of aircraft engines; he also collaborated with the Romanian aircraft designer Henri Coandă, whom he had met at l'Istituto Montefiori di Liegi, in the building of sailplanes. In 1908, he founded the Caproni factory in the Taliedo district of Milan, Italy, to manufacture biplanes. In 1910, he designed and built his first powered aircraft, the Caproni Ca. 1, an experimental biplane which was the first aircraft built in Italy. It was destroyed during its first flight on May 27, 1910.

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Date of birth
July 3rd, 1886
Date of death
October 27th, 1957 at age of 71
Place of death
Rome, Italy


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The Technische Universität München (TUM; University of Technology, Munich; Technical University of Munich) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology.

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