Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão

Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão (11 January 1864 – Paris, 12 May 1902) was a Brazilian politician, journalist, inventor and aeronaut.

Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão
Macaíba, Brazil
Paris, France
OccupationAviator, inventor

Severo was born in Macaíba. On 12 May 1902, together with his French mechanic, Georges Saché, died when they were flying over Paris in an airship called Pax. A marble plaque at number 81 of the Avenue du Maine in Paris, celebrates the location of Augusto Severo accident.[1][2] The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax" is a 1902 short silent film recreation of the wreck.


  1. "Death of the aeronaut Auguste Severo and his mechanic George Sache". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. "La belle époque. 1890–1905". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
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