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born in Lyon was the first woman on record to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. On June 4, 1784, eight months after the first manned balloon flight, Thible flew with Mr. Fleurant on board a hot air balloon christened La Gustave in honor of King Gustav III of Sweden's visit to Lyon. Little is known of Madame Thible, she is described as the abandoned spouse (épouse délaissée) of a Lyon merchant. No record of her survives as a professional opera singer.
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Elisabeth Thibleunknown1780
 
1789unknown

Vincenta Da Ponteunknown1770
 
1780s 9unknown
 an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. As a composer, Da Ponte is known only from an un...
Vincenta Da Ponteunknown1770
 
1780s 9unknown
 an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. She was a member of the coro, or music school, o...
Maddalena Laura Sirmen1745, Dec 91766
 
17891818, May 18
 an Italian composer, violinist, and later unsuccessful singer. In 1771, she debuted her "Concerto...
Carl Michael Bellman1740, Feb 41768
 
17911795, Feb 11
 a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swe...
Joseph Haydn1732, Mar 311739
 
18031809, May 31
 a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the de...
Philip Astley1742, Jan 81759
 
18141814, Jan 27
 an English equestrian, circus owner, and inventor, regarded as being the "father of the modern ci...
Christoffer Christian Karsten1756, Sep 91773
 
18251827, Aug 6
 a Swedish opera singer, sometimes called the greatest male opera singer in Swedish history. He wa...
Johannes Rienksz Jelgerhuis17701785
 
18361836
 a 19th-century painter and actor from the Northern Netherlands. He was also known for interiors a...
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