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American National Biography

Wilbur Wright

Wright, Wilbur (16 Apr. 1867-30 May 1912), and Orville Wright (19 Aug. 1871-30 Jan. 1948), inventors of the airplane, were born, respectively, near Millville, Indiana, and in Dayton, Ohio, the sons of Milton Wright, a clergyman, and Susan Catherine Koerner.

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