Biographies

Perhaps the most influential brothers in history, Wilbur and Orville Wright’s creative and technological genius revolutionized transportation on planet Earth. Originally from Dayton, Ohio the two owned a bicycle repair shop and spent their spare time working towards a dream of creating a powered and controlled flying machine. Realizing that dream on December 17, 1903, modern aviation was born. Throwing open the doors for travel, communication, and international commerce, the world was reconfigured as a global community.

Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright

Born April 16, 1867 Millville, Indiana
Died May 30, 1912 (aged 45) Dayton, Ohio
Occupation printer/publisher, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainer
Orville Wright

Orville Wright

Born August 19, 1871 Dayton, Ohio
Died January 30, 1948 (aged 76) Dayton, Ohio
Occupation printer/editor, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainer
“If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I?”

- Orville Wright