Carl Cederström

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Carl Gustav Cederström
Flygbaronen Carl Cederström iförd läderhuva - Nordiska Museet - NMA.0033456.jpg
Cederström, 1910
Born March 5, 1867
Died June 29, 1918
Gulf of Bothnia
Occupation Aviator
Spouse(s) Marika Stiernstedt (m. 1900–06)
Minna Poppius (m. 1909–18)
Parent(s) Maria Cecilia Wennerström
Anders Cederström

Friherre Carl Gustav Alexander Cederström (5 March 1867 – 29 June 1918) was a pioneering Swedish aviator, known as "the flying Baron".


He was born on March 5, 1867 to Anders Cederström and Maria Cecilia Wennerström in Södertälje, Sweden and he was baptized in Stockholm.[1]

Cederström completed the program at the Blériot flying school in 1910. He became the 74th pilot in the world and the first to receive a certificate in Sweden. The next person in Sweden to qualify was Henrik David Hamilton. Cederström began teaching others to fly himself in 1912, opening a flying school near Linköping.[2]

Cederström died on 29 June 1918 with Carl Gustaf Krokstedt when their plane crashed in the Gulf of Bothnia.[3]


  1. ^ International Genealogical Index and tombstone
  2. ^ "Sweden". American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Retrieved 2011-12-29. In 1912, Carl Cederström started a flying school with four military pupils at Malmen, near Linköping, Sweden. The following summer, he left Malmen, and his hangers were taken over by the Swedish army. 
  3. ^ "Cederström". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 

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