Jean Pierre François Blanchard 1753 - 1809

occupation:
Aeronaut,
Balloonist
Nationality:
French
born in:
Eure, Haute-Normandie, France

1783 - took up ballooning. 1785 - first crossing by air of the English Channel (with Dr. John Jeffries of Boston, Massachusetts). 1793 - first ascent in United States in Philadelphia.