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Blanchard, Jean-Pierre

Syllabification: Blan·chard, Jean-Pierre
Pronunciation: /ˈblanCHərd, bläNˈSHär
 
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Definition of Blanchard, Jean-Pierre in English:

( 1753–1809), French balloonist; full name Jean-Pierre François Blanchard. Together with an American, John Jeffries ( 1744–1819), he made the first air crossing of the English Channel, in a balloon, on January 7, 1785.

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