The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Characters

Russell Freedman
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Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright was born in the outskirts of Millville, Indiana on April 16, 1867. Wilbur was the third son of Bishop Milton and Susan Koerner Wright. Four years later Orville would be born and history would change forever.

As children and into adulthood, the brothers were inseparable. Although Wilbur and Orville were a lot alike, Wilbur was older by four years. He was also taller and thinner by a miniscule amount. Physically, he had a long nose and high, domed forehead that gave him the appearance of a hawk. Wilbur was also bald on top.

People never knew what to make of Wilbur since he often seemed aloof. It was simply that Wilbur tended to live in a world of his own, to observe rather than participate. Unlike Orville, Wilbur did not pay close attention to his attire or the small details of things. Wilbur was more of a...

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