|July 10, 1877
|142 YEARS OLD
|Jun 26, 1961 (age 83)
Popular female pilot who set numerous altitude and distance records in Europe.
She was a professional track Cyclist in her youth, and she set a women's world record for distance cycled in one hour.
She was the first licensed female pilot in Belgium.
Her father was a Belgian Army officer.
She and Amelia Earhart both rose to fame as female aviators.