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Dr. Hugo Eckener was a perfect person to take the wheel of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin after its founder, Graf von Zeppelin, died. Zeppelin commander and tireless advocate for passenger airships he built the safest airships of his time and secured their (and his) place in history.
Ferdinand von Zeppelin was many things but he will stay remembered as designer of giant rigid airships that soared the skies of the early 20th century. His legacy lives today with modern Zeppelins that appear again.
Birth of the Zeppelins was long and troublesome but from it developed one in the line of the greatest human inventions. Read here how Zeppelins came to be and what became of them.