Born on 1 July 1872, Louis Charles Joseph Blériot(Louis Blériot) has the credit to fly across the english channel, a distance of 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais) to Dover. He was a French aviator, inventor and engineer. He was credited for developing the first practical headlamp for trucks. He made to finance his attempts to build a successful aircraft using much of the money he made by profitable business of manufacturing headlamps for trucks. Blériot was also the first to make a powered, working, piloted monoplane and the founder of a successful aircraft manufacturing company.
He was determined to try to enter the prestigious École Centrale in Paris after passing the exams for his baccalaureate in science and German. After passing the entrance exams being 74th among the 243 successful candidates, Blériot graduated 113th of 203 in his graduating class after three years of demanding study at the École Centrale. His serious experimentation was probably sparked by seeing Clément Ader's Avion III at the 1900 Exposition Universelle but Blériot had become interested in aviation while at the Ecole Centrale.
He crossed the english channel on 25 July 1909 and won the prize of £1,000 offered by the Daily Mail newspaper. It was a race and Blériot was competing with two other aviators, Hubert Latham and Charles de Lambert. Lambert, who received his training from Wilbur Wright, had been injured in a test flight and was out of the running. Latham had already attempted a Channel flight – he had made it halfway across the Channel in his Antoinette IV monoplane on July 19 when engine failure brought him down in a forced landing in the sea.The flight took 36 minutes, 30 seconds, and was not without suspense. Blériot had also been injured in a test flight and was in pain with a badly injured foot. The Blériot XI is the aircraft that was used by Louis Blériot on 25 July 1909 to make the first flight across the English Channel made in a heavier-than-air aircraft. This achievement is one of the most famous accomplishments of the pioneer era of aviation, and not only won Blériot a lasting place in history but also assured the future of his aircraft manufacturing business. Blériot was also the first to make a working, powered, piloted monoplane and the founder of a successful aircraft manufacturing company.A channel crossing is a non-event today, but in 1909 this half-hour flight captured the world's attention. Transcontinental travel was suddenly possible and the protective barrier between England and the European continent disappeared.
He died due to a heart attack on 1st august 1936. He was buried in the Cimetière des Gonards in Versailles after a funeral with full military honours at Les Invalides. He remained active in the aviation business until his death