Person - Garay, Blasco de (?-1552)

Garay, Blasco de (?-1552)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Garay, Blasco de (?-1552)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

desconocida - 1552

History:

Spanish marine and inventor. He is suppossed to had noble origin. Married and resident in Toledo. His fame comes from the proposals he sent to king Charles I with several inventions, mainly a vessel propelled with paddlewheels, with no sails nor oars. Successfully tested in 1543 in Barcelona in a ship with two paddlewheels, one each side, the technical success was not followed by any practical use. He died in poverty with no recognition.

Occupations

Profession (carried on by):

Navies officers

Places

Domicile:

Toledo (España)

Subjects

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Inventors

Gender:

Varón

External Links

Biografía:

Blasco de Garay (2019-03-04)

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España

Documents

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