Andre-Jaques Garnerin, French aeronaut

Andre-Jaques Garnerin, French aeronaut

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Caption: Andre-Jaques Garnerin (1769-1823), French aeronaut, balloonist and inventor of the frameless parachute. On 22 October 1797 he made the world's first successful parachute jump from a balloon above Parc Monceau in Paris at a height of about 1000 metres. After cutting loose from the balloon, his umbrella-shaped, seven-metre diameter parachute gave him a hard but safe landing. He went on to give exhibitions of parachuting in cities throughout northern Europe. Artwork from 'Aerostation - Aviation' (1911) by French civil engineer Max de Nansouty (1854-1913), part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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