Joseph-Michel de Montgolfier

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Joseph-Michel de Montgolfier

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Davézieux, Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes, France
Death: June 26, 1810 (69)
Balaruc-les-Bains, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre "Barberousse" de Montgolfier and Anne Catherine Manon Duret
Husband of Thérèse Filhol
Father of Pierre François Joseph de Montgolfier
Brother of Raymond de Montgolfier; Jean-Pierre de Montgolfier; Augustin Maurice de Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier

Occupation: Inventeur des ballons, Membre de l'institut
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Joseph-Michel de Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were the inventors of the montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. Later, in December 1783, in recognition of their achievement, their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility and the hereditary appellation of de Montgolfier by King Louis XVI of France.


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Joseph-Michel de Montgolfier's Timeline

August 26, 1740
Davézieux, Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes, France
February 11, 1775
Age 34
Annonay, Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes, France
June 26, 1810
Age 69
Balaruc-les-Bains, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France