3 Inventors that was killed by their inventions


Franz Reichelt

Franz was an Austrian-born French inventor who made a living as a tailor, but spent his free time working on an functional parachute. In 1903, he designed the “Kitty Hawk” parachute. First Reichelt used dummies for test, but when he tried to perform the jump himself it failed. Resulting an instant death,


Horace Lawson Hunley

Hunley was a confederate marine engineer during the American Civil War. He developed early hand powered submarines. Hunly and his crew of seven died when his submarine sank in the waters off Charleston, S.C back in Oct. 15 1863.


Marie Curie

Curie was a physicist, and a chemist best know for her work on radioactivity. She invented the elements polonium, radium, and she established the Theory of Radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. Marie Curie died on July 4, 1934 because of the aplastic anemia caused by radiation exposure.


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