Definition of Montgolfier in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɒnˈɡɒlfɪeɪ/
Pronunciation: /mɒnˈɡɒlfɪə/ Pronunciation: /mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/
Joseph Michel (1740–1810) and Jacques Étienne (1745–99), French inventors and pioneers in hot-air ballooning. In 1782 they built a large balloon from linen and paper and successfully lifted a number of animals; the first human ascents followed in 1783.

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