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Jean Pierre François Blanchard

parachute

Blanchard, Jean Pierre François (1753–1809), French balloonist who made the first aeronautical crossing of the English Channel (1785) and the first balloon ascent in America (1793). He also invented the parachute (1785).

See also: Parachute.

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