Zeppelin,Count Ferdinand von

Zeppelin,Count Ferdinand von
Zep·pe·lin (zĕpʹə-lĭn, zĕpʹlĭn, tsĕp'ə-lēnʹ), Count Ferdinand von. 1838-1917.
German inventor who designed and manufactured the first motorized, rigid-frame dirigible balloon (1900).

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