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raceCaucasian
affiliationOrville Wright
roleInventor
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mentionedFallout 3
 
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Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), was an inventor, who, alongside his brother Orville Wright, is credited with the creation of the first airplanes. However, the pair also owned a printing press and a bicycle company.

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Wilbur was born in Richmond, Indiana, and when the family moved abruptly to Dayton, Ohio when Wilbur was in his fourth year of high school, he had to leave high school without his diploma. After an accident while ice-skating whereby his front teeth were knocked out by a hockey stick, Wilbur became a recluse and did not take up his place at Yale, only breaking the spell of depression when he entered business with his younger brother Orville whom he had helped design a printing press for. The pair then opened a bicycle repair and sales shop in 1892, capitalizing on the craze for the new safety bikes that was sweeping the nation (named in part for their immense advantages over the penny-farthing). In 1896, the pair even created their own brand of bicycles and began manufacturing them.

Using the profits from this business, the two brothers funded their growing interest in the field of flight and aeronautics. This eventually paid out massively, as they invented the very first controlled and powered craft that was heavier than a man, the Wright Flyer. This took its debut flight on 17 December 1903, lasting over 12 seconds, being the first sustained flight of its kind in human history.

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Wilbur Wright is only mentioned in Fallout 3.

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