Broads You Should Know

Madame Sophie Blanchard — French Aeronaut & World’s First Female Balloonist [Sam Eggers]

December 23, 2020

Sophie Blanchard rose to fame after "Balloonomania" took over the French countryside. She was an aeronaut, and the first woman to pilot a hot air balloon solo. She was beloved across the country, even being appointed by Napoleon as "Aeronaut of the Official Festivals," and instructed to make plans for a hot air balloon invasion of England.

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