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André-Jacques Garnerin

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22nd October 1797: The first high altitude parachute descent

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Paris & World's 1st Parachutist, France's André-Jacques Garnerin (and 2nd, his brave wife!) Paris

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First parachute jump by André-Jacques Garnerin on 22 October 1797

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Google Doodle: André-Jacques Garnerin first parachute jump [HD]

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André-Jacques Garnerin, the first parachute jump Google Logo

André-Jacques Garnerin was a French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute. He was appointed Official Aeronaut of France.
  • Personal 

  • Biography 

  • Balloons and parachutes 

  • Touring England 

  • Family 

  • Legacy