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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) French chemist, physicist and balloonist, making a balloon ascent from Paris, 14 September 1804. On this flight he reached a height of 7016m and confirmed many of the observations he and Biot made on their flight of 20 August 1804. From Lecornu 'La Navigation Aerienne', Paris, 1910

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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) French chemist, physicist and balloonist, making a balloon ascent from Paris, 14 September 1804. On this flight he reached a height of 7016m and confirmed many of the observations he and Biot made on their flight of 20 August 1804. From Lecornu 'La Navigation Aerienne', Paris, 1910