Kite Biographies


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Guglielmo Marconi

The radio pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi used kites to raise aerials, both on land and on ships at sea, to increase the range of...
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Guy and Claudette Gosselin

Guy and Claudette have distinguished themselves by making a variety of miniature kites, using both traditional materials (bamboo and paper) and...
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Ha Yi Qi

Fourth Generation Chinese kite master Ha runs the family gift-item factory, in which kites are a main product. He has mastered many of the Chinese...
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Hans Silvester

Silvester is a world-renowned photographer whose work has taken him to every corner of the world. He has collaborated with Italy’s Claudio...
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Hans Snoek

An active kite flier and participant in the German kite scene since the 1970s, Hans compiled a large collection of reproductions of historical...
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Harko Brown

A native New Zealander, Brown is a living expert on the sports and pastimes of the Maoris, including kites. He is an educator who is working...
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Harm van Veen

One of the founders of the International Friends of Small Kites (IFOSK) van Veen, from the Netherlands, was the European voice of the movement....
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Harold Writer

One of kiting’s “bridge generation” who actively made kites as a child in the 30s, Harold re-started making kites in the 60s and 70s. Using...
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Harry Osborne

A teacher at Washington State’s Edmonds Community College, Osborne introduced kites to college students as well as helped to produce giant...
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Harry Sauls

Inventor of the Sauls Barrage Kite used in WWII, the Sauls Vangrow company was formed in 1941 and, between 1943 and 1945, produced 3300 of the...
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