Etienne de Montgolfier

Standard Name: Montgolfier, Etienne de


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Friends, Associates Bessie Rayner Parkes
She formed a bond, too, with Madame Belloc's old friend Adelaide de Montgolfier , daughter of the balloon inventor Etienne de Montgolfier , who told her that her father's invention had been inspired by Joseph Priestley


27 August 1784: Following the first balloon ascents of the...

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27 August 1784

Following the first balloon ascents of the Montgolfierbrothers and Vincenzo Lunardi in November 1783, James Tytler made the first balloon ascent in Britain: he reached a height of 350 feet at Comely Gardens, Edinburgh.


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