Gaby Angelini

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Gabriella (Gaby) Angelini
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DiedDecember 3, 1931
Notable work
First Italian woman to complete a trans-European flight

Gabriella (Gaby) Angelini (1911 - 3 December 1932) was an Italian aviator.[1]

Angelini was born in Milan to a wealthy family. She earned her pilot's license at the age of 19, and quickly became a popular figure in Italy.[2] She was the first Italian woman to complete a trans-European flight, travelling to eight European countries, for which she received a Golden Eagle Medal. In 1932 she left Italy on a solo flight to Delhi, India, travelling in a Breda Ba.15 aeroplane. Angelini encountered difficulties during a sandstorm in Libya en route, and crashed in the desert and died.[1][2][3] More than 120,000 people attended her funeral in Milan.[4]

In 2014 a book was published about Angelini's life, titled La Leggenda di Little Gaby (The Legend of Little Gaby).[5]


  1. ^ a b Pickering-Iazzi, Robin (1997). Politics of the Visible: Writing Women, Culture, and Fascism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. p. 113.
  2. ^ a b "Angelini, Gaby nell'Enciclopedia Treccani". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  4. ^ "GABY ANGELINI". (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  5. ^ "La leggenda di Little Gaby". Retrieved 2017-01-26.