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Maria Fede Caproni dead yesterday in Rome

Rome, Italy - The proof of that aviation that made Italy first in the world ended with her

The countess Maria Fede Caproni of Taliedo dead yesterday in Rome. She was a strong and charming person, daughter of that Gianni Caproni, aeronautical engineer, businessman and pioneer of the Italian aviation. Since 1911 all his series of aircraft from Ca.8 to Ca.16, from Ca-42 to Ca.40 for years to come, until the models of the post-war period with which he conquered different records. Charismatic also her mother Timina who created and took up first historical aeronautics Museum. This is the spirit in which countess made, developing that lively and versatile personality that brought her to become expert of aeronautical technique and collector of pieces of art and aeronautical relics. If her mother Timina supported to the airplanes the first collections of documents, books, images and relics, the Museum had new impulse when it passed as valuable legacy in the Maria Fede's hands, thanks to her we know it for that it is today: the Aeronautics Museum "Gianni Caproni" in Trento, a very important reality in the context of the European Museums and an excellence in the historical aircraft preservation, became today a public asset not more alienable after the acquisition for entire by the Trento autonomous Region. Her funeral will be next Wednesday November 8 at the Basilica San Lorenzo fuori le Mura in Rome. AVIONEWS expresses its condolences to her family.

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