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Charles Richet, best known as a physiologist (Nobel prize, 1913), was also a an esperantist, parapsychologist, eugenist, freemason, and aero inventor to boot; in the 1890s he worked with Victor Tatin on an experimental steam-powered airplane. Later he collaborated with Louis Breguet on a series of "gyroplanes".

Richet wrote that he had an interest in aeronautics from a young age, inspired by Jules Verne. In 1874 he made an ascent with Goddard, perused Tissandier's aeronautics collection, and made the acquaintance of Tatin. Tatin and Richet went on to conduct several experiments with aircraft.[1]

Later commentary suggests that Richet's role in both collaborations had more to do with funding and promotion than with engineering.[1]

Publications by or about Charles Richet

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Claudine Fontanon, "Charles Richet et la recherche aéronautique: précurseur ou propagandiste?" in Charles Richet (1850–1935): L'exercise de la curiosité, ed. Jérôme Van Wijland, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015.

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Names Charles Richet
Birth date 1850
Death date 1935
Countries FR
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Occupations scientist
Tech areas airplane, gyroscope
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