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Montgolfier brothers: Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier

Joseph: * 1740 in Annonay/Lyon, Étienne:
* 1745 in Annonay/Lyon
Joseph: +1810 in Balaruc-les-Bains, Étienne: +1799


montgolfier    Joseph and Étienne

The Montgolfier brothers were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France
best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique.
They launched the first piloted ascent, carrying Étienne, in 1783.

2018 J. Giesen