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Montgolfiers (96 photos)
by Jacques d'ABRIGEON Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 716 N: 11874] (56501)

"The Montgolfier brothers, born in Annonay, France, were inventors of the first practical balloon. Joseph-Michael, the elder, was born on August 26, 1740; Jacques-»tienne was born on January 6, 1745. They were 2 of the 16 children of Pierre Montgolfier, whose prosperous paper factories in the small town of Vidalon, near Annonay, in southern France, helped support their balloon experiments."
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