Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin


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Noun1.Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin - German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin - German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
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Zeppelins had been the most successful wartime airships and had been created by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin at the turn of the 20th century.
Eva von Zeppelin, a relative of the World War I dirigible airship designer Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin had threatened to sue if they took her family name in vain on her home turf.
But why should a chap from Vauxhall's car plant, in Ellesmere Port, be so interested in the Graf Zeppelin, which had been launched by Hella von Brandstein-Zeppelin, daughter of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917), designer of the airship?