Friday, September 23, 2016
Robert Albert Charles Esnault-Pelterie 27.5.1967
Robert Albert Charles Esnault-Pelterie (November 8, 1881 – December 6, 1957) was a pioneering French aircraft designer and spaceflight theorist.
He was born on November 8, 1881 in Paris to a textile industrialist. He was educated at the Faculté des Sciences, studying engineering at the Sorbonne.
He served in World War I and was made an Officier de la Légion d'Honneur.
In November, 1928, on board the Ile de France while sailing to New York, he was married to Carmen Bernaldo de Quirós, the daughter of Don Antonio and Yvonne Cabarrus, and granddaughter of General Marquis of Santiago, Grandee of Spain, Head of the Military Household of Queen Isabella II.
He died on December 6, 1957 in Geneva.