Blanchard, Sophie

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Basic data

  1. Blanchard, Marie Madeleine Sophie
  2. March 25, 1778 in Trois-Canons (Charente-Maritime)
  3. July 7, 1819 in Paris
  4. Ballonfahrerin
  5. Paris

Iconography

(Source: Wikimedia)
Jean Pierre Blanchard. (Source: Wikimedia)
Ascent from the Champ de Mars, 24 June 1810 (Source: Wikimedia)
Sophie makes her ascent in Milan on 15 August 1811 to mark the 42nd birthday of Napoleon. (Source: Wikimedia)
Death of Mme. Blanchard, an illustration from the late 19th century (Source: Wikimedia)
Another image of her death from 1869 (Source: Wikimedia)

Biographical information from the WeGA

Verheiratet seit 1804 mit dem Flugpionier Jean-Pierre Blanchard und erste professionelle Ballonfahrerin.

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