| Share
 

Jean Pierre Blanchard

Blanchard, Jean Pierre (zhäN pyĕr bläNshärˈ) [key], or François Blanchard fräNswäˈ, 1753–1809, French balloonist. In 1785 he made with Dr. John Jeffries of Boston, Mass., the first crossing by air of the English Channel. His ascents at Philadelphia (1793) and New York City (1796) are thought to be the first in America.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Jean Pierre Blanchard from Infoplease:

  • parachute - parachute parachute, umbrellalike device designed to retard the descent of a falling body by ...
  • Famous Firsts in Aviation - Famous Firsts in Aviation Cayley's Helicopter Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Sports: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring
 
Warning: include(Mobile_Detect.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mobile_Detect.php' for inclusion (include_path='/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Mail:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_Socket:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_SMTP:.:/site/lib:/site/vendor:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php:/site/html') in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412