Eleventh Century Benedictine Monk Eilmer of Malmesbury in England is famous for attempting to do what?

Develop man powered flight. He fixed wings to his hands and feet and jumped off the top of an abbey tower. Eilmer did catch a breeze and likely flew a greater than expected distance before falling and breaking both his legs. He himself attributed his fall to his forgetting to fit a tail.

Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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