Wright brothers

Orville Wright
Orville Wright.jpg
Photo: 1903
Born(1871-08-19)August 19, 1871
Dayton, Ohio
DiedJanuary 30, 1948(1948-01-30) (aged 76)
Dayton, Ohio
Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright.jpg
Photo: 1903
Born(1867-04-16)April 16, 1867
Millville, Indiana
DiedMay 30, 1912(1912-05-30) (aged 45)
Dayton, Ohio

The Wright brothers, Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), designed, built, and flew the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air airplane on December 17, 1903.[1] They had been experimenting for many years with gliders and other vehicles before their first powered flight. They are also known for making the first way to steer an airplane. They designed the aircraft in Dayton, Ohio, and their first test flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Before building airplanes

The Wrights grew up in Dayton, Ohio. They were sons of a minister.[2] There were many books in their house, and they were encouraged to ask questions and find out about whatever they thought was interesting. Sometimes their father would ask them to argue for a topic, then switch sides and argue for the opposite point of view.

They went to high school, but did not go to college; they started a newspaper instead.[3] After that, they started a shop to build and repair bicycles.[4]

Other Languages
العربية: الأخوان رايت
aragonés: Chirmans Wright
asturianu: Hermanos Wright
azərbaycanca: Rayt qardaşları
Bân-lâm-gú: Wright hiaⁿ-tī
беларуская: Браты Райт
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Райт (браты)
български: Братя Райт
bosanski: Braća Wright
brezhoneg: Breudeur Wright
Ελληνικά: Αδελφοί Ράιτ
español: Hermanos Wright
Esperanto: Fratoj Wright
euskara: Wright anaiak
ગુજરાતી: રાઈટ બંધુઓ
хальмг: Братья Райт
한국어: 라이트 형제
हिन्दी: राइट बंधु
hrvatski: Braća Wright
Bahasa Indonesia: Wright Bersaudara
íslenska: Wright-bræður
italiano: Fratelli Wright
latviešu: Brāļi Raiti
Lëtzebuergesch: Bridder Wright
lietuvių: Broliai Raitai
Lingua Franca Nova: Wright
मैथिली: राइट बन्धु
македонски: Браќа Рајт
मराठी: राइट बंधू
Bahasa Melayu: Wright bersaudara
Mirandés: Armanos Wright
монгол: Ах дүү Райт
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရိုက်ညီနောင်
Nederlands: Gebroeders Wright
नेपाल भाषा: राईट दाजुकिजा
日本語: ライト兄弟
Napulitano: Frate Wright
norsk nynorsk: Wright-brørne
олык марий: Райт иза-шольо
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰਾਇਟ ਭਰਾ
Piemontèis: Frej Wright
português: Irmãos Wright
română: Frații Wright
русский: Братья Райт
sicilianu: Frati Wright
slovenčina: Bratia Wrightovci
slovenščina: Brata Wright
српски / srpski: Браћа Рајт
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Braća Wright
татарча/tatarça: Rayt bertuğannar
українська: Брати Райт
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئاكا-ئۇكا رايتلار
Tiếng Việt: Anh em nhà Wright
粵語: 萊特兄弟
中文: 莱特兄弟