Zeppelin Inventors - Biographies of Inventors of Rigid Airships

Who were the people who lifted large airships into the sky and showed us that we don’t have to be tied to the ground? Ordinary men or extraordinary? Probably a bit of both. They certainly had extraordinary ideas and led interesting lives. Read about famous inventors of rigid airships.

Picture of Zeppelin LZ 4  after Echterdingen Disaster

Who invented Zeppelin?

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.

Picture of Ferdinand Von Zeppelin

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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.

Picture of Hugo Eckener

Hugo Eckener

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.

Picture of Zeppelin LZ 7