17421809, May 1
a French marquis, soldier and a pioneer of hot air ballooning. He and Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier made the first manned free balloon flight on 21 November 1783, in a Montgolfier balloon. D'Arlandes was born in Anneyron in the Dauphiné. He met Joseph Montgolfier at the Jesuit college of Tournon. He became an infantry officer in the French royal guard.
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11/21/1783-Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis Francois Laurent d'Arlandes make first free balloon flight
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