Joseph Spiess (born September 10, 1838 in Mulhouse , Alsace , † March 31, 1917 ) was a French engineer. In 1873 he had a rigid airship patented. It was only built in 1913 with the 113 m long spit (Zodiak XII).
- Amis et Passionées du Pére-Lachaise: Joseph Spiess
- La Guerre mondiale: bulletin quotidien illustré , edition of April 11, 1917, p. 6160, in the Bibliothèque nationale de France , accessed on October 24, 2016.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French engineer and pilot|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 10, 1838|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mulhouse|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 31, 1917|