Montgolfier brothers

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Joseph-Michel Montgolfier
Born(1740-08-26)26 August 1740
Died26 June 1810(1810-06-26) (aged 69)
Balaruc-les-Bains, France
Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier
Born(1745-01-06)6 January 1745
Died2 August 1799(1799-08-02) (aged 54)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were the inventors of a type of hot air balloon. The first manned attempt of flying in a hot air balloon was on 21st November. The balloon was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes. The birth of hot air ballooning was on that date.[1]

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  1. "Montgolfier Brothers". Solar Navigator. Retrieved 2009-10-08.