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Eckener, Hugo; 1868-1954   (view)   (view in production)

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"Dr. Hugo Eckener (10 August 1868 – 14 August 1954) was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. An anti-Nazi who was invited to campaign as a moderate in the German presidential elections, he was blacklisted by that regime and eventually sidelined." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1868-1954
Clippings: 1924-1984
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118528750
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q61666
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Hugo_Eckener
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/59875632

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