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Joseph Michel Montgolfier

Montgolfier, Joseph Michel (1740–1810) and Jacques Étienne (1745–99), French brothers noted for their invention of the first manned aircraft, the first practical hot-air balloon, which they flew in 1783. Later that same year Jacques Montgolfier assisted Jacques Charles in the launching of the first gas (hydrogen) balloon.

See also: Balloon.

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