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a pioneering Italian aeronaut, born in Lucca. His family were of minor Neapolitan nobility, and his father had married late in life. Vicenzo was one of three children. He travelled in France in his early years before being called home, where he was put into the diplomatic service. In 1786, Lunardi published 'An Account of five Aerial Voyages in Scotland' in a series of letters to his guardian, Gherardo Campagni.
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09/15/1784-"Daredevil Aeronaut" Vincenzo Lunardi demonstrates first successful balloon ascent in England
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First man to navigate the skies over England:
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
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