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|Born||26 August 1740|
|Died||26 June 1810 (aged 69)|
|Born||6 January 1745|
|Died||2 August 1799 (aged 54)|
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.
- "Montgolfier Brothers". Solar Navigator. http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/montgolfier_brothers.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-08.