Meaning of Montgolfier in English:

Montgolfier

Pronunciation /mɒnˈɡɒlfɪeɪ/ /mɒnˈɡɒlfɪə/ /mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/

proper noun

  • Joseph Michel (1740–1810) and Jacques Étienne (1745–99), French inventors and pioneers in hot-air ballooning. In 1782 they built a large balloon from linen and paper and successfully lifted a number of animals; the first human ascents followed in 1783.