The Brothers Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier August 26th 1740 – June 26th 1810

Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier January 6th 1745 – August 2nd 1799

Members of:

Les Neuf Soeurs lodge or The Nine Sisters

inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first piloted ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. Later, in December 1783, in recognition of their achievement, their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility and the hereditary appellation of de Montgolfier by King Louis XVI of France