Abel Hureau de Villeneuve

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Abel Hureau de Villeneuve
Head and shoulders black and white image of Abel Hureau de Villeneuve in a suit
Died June 2, 1898[1]
Citizenship French
Scientific career
Fields Aeronautics
Institutions L'Aéronaute

Dr. Abel Hureau de Villeneuve was an aeronautical experimenter, and ran a major French aeronautical society and journal in the late nineteenth century.

Aviation research[edit]

In the 1870s, Dr. Hureau de Villeneuve was the permanent secretary-general of the Aerial Navigation Society ("Société de Navigation Aérienne") and editor of its journal L'Aéronaute. [2][3][4] He worked with aeronautical experimenters Alphonse Pénaud and Étienne-Jules Marey.

Hureau de Villeneuve had promoted the use of flapping wings ("ornithopter designs") with perhaps 300 experimental models for 25 years since the 1860s, according to Octave Chanute, who discussed an 1872 model in particular.[5]

Vegetarianism[edit]

In 1880 Dr. Hureau de Villeneuve founded the Vegetarian Society of Paris (la Société Végétarienne de Paris) and became its president.[6][7]

Lexicography[edit]

His name is generally alphabetized under "Villeneuve, Abel Hureau de" but at other times it is written as if his last name were "de Villeneuve" or "Hureau de Villeneuve"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fonvielle, Wilfrid de. "Portraits d'aéronautes contemporains: Le Docteur HUREAU de Villeneuve" L'Aérophile, June–July–August 1898, pp. 77-79.
  2. ^ "Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904)" at Century of Flight web site
  3. ^ Chanute, Octave. 1894. Progress in Flying machines, online, at Mississippi State Univ.
  4. ^ Fonvielle, Wilfrid de. "Portraits d'aéronautes contemporains: Le Docteur HUREAU de Villeneuve" L'Aérophile, June–July–August 1898, pp. 77-79.
  5. ^ Chanute, Octave. 1894. Progress in Flying machines, online, at Mississippi State Univ.
  6. ^ "History of the French Vegetarian Societies" at International Vegetarian Union (IVU) web site
  7. ^ "Chronique", La nature: revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et ..., Volume 9, no. 103 (?), p. 190, 19 February 1884.