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Jules Verne
Robur-le-conquérant [Robert, the Conqueror] , 1886
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Verne's flying machine, the Albatross, uses 37 helicopter-like propellers for lift. Verne apparently was not familiar with the new study of aerodynamics, and may have died witihout knowing of the Wright brothers' flight in 1903.
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