Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier

1754 - 1785

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa pilɑtʁ də ʁozje]) (30 March 1754 – 15 June 1785) was a French chemistry and physics teacher, and one of the first pioneers of aviation. He and François Laurent d'Arlandes made the first manned free balloon flight on 21 November 1783, in a Montgolfier balloon. He later died when his balloon crashed near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais during an attempt to fly across the English Channel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier has received more than 171,439 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 261st most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier ranks 260 out of 659Before him are Carlo Rubbia, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Theodor W. Hänsch, Samuel C. C. Ting, Serge Haroche, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. After him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Rainer Weiss, Douglas Osheroff, Edmond Becquerel, Ludwig Prandtl, and Allan MacLeod Cormack.

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Among people born in 1754, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier ranks 11Before him are Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Madame Roland, Seraphim of Sarov, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and William Bligh. After him are Frederick I of Württemberg, Georg Forster, Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, and Louis de Bonald. Among people deceased in 1785, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier ranks 5Before him are Carlo Buonaparte, Baldassare Galuppi, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, and Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain. After him are Pietro Longhi, Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, and Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier ranks 1,168 out of 4,109Before him are Étienne-Louis Malus (1775), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Guy de Chauliac (1300), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Odo the Great (650), and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802). After him are Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), George Steiner (1929), Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Jeanne d'Évreux (1310), and Pierre Cauchon (1371).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier ranks 26Before him are Louis Néel (1904), Edme Mariotte (1620), Jacques Charles (1763), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Antoine César Becquerel (1788), and Claude-Louis Navier (1785). After him are Edmond Becquerel (1820), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Jean-Charles de Borda (1733), Marguerite Perey (1909), Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700), and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier (1785).

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