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Piccard, Jean Félix

Roger D. Launius.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicinal Chemistry. 1398 words.

Piccard, Jean Félix (28 January 1884–28 January 1963), aeronautical engineer and chemist noted for his stratospheric balloon flights, was born in Basel, Switzerland. He and his twin...

Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicinal Chemistry. 1707 words.

Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and...