Tissandier, Paul, 1881- Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics. 1539-1929

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Gaston Tissandier

  • 1843, Nov. 21: Born, Paris, France
  • circa1860 - 63 : Graduated, Lycée Bonaparte, Paris, France Studied chemistry with P. P. Dehérain, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France Graduated, the Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1864: Appointed director, Laboratoire d'essai et d'analyse de l'union nationale, Paris, France
  • 1867: Published L'eau. Paris: Hachette
  • 1868, Aug.16: First balloon flight, with aeronaut Durouf
  • 1869 - 1870 : Published with P. P. Dehérain Traité élémentaire de chimie. Paris: Hachette
  • 1870 - 1871 : Made balloon flights out of Paris with brother Albert Tissandier during the Franco-Prussian War; the Tissandiers directed aerial observation for the Army of the Loire in the latter months of the war
  • 1871: Published Les merveilles de la photographie. Paris: Hachette
  • 1872: Published Les ballons dirigibles. Paris: Dentu Made chevalier of the Legion d'honneur
  • 1873 - 1897 : Founder and editor of La nature
  • 1875, Apr. 15: Ill-fated flight of the balloon Zenith, aeronauts Gaston Tissandier, Croce-Spinelli, and Sivel
  • 1876: Received la grand médaille d'or from the Société française de navigation aérienne which he also served as president
  • 1878 - 1888 : Published nine editions of Histoire de mes ascensions. Paris: Dreyfous
  • 1881: Exhibited a working model of an electric-powered, propeller-driven dirigible, L'exposition d'électricité, Paris, France
  • 1883, Oct. 8: With his brother, Albert, successfully piloted the first electric-powered dirigible, La France, designed and constructed by the Tissandiers
  • 1883: Published L'ocean aérien; études météorologiques. Paris: Masson
  • 1885: Published Les ballons dirigible: application de l'électricité à la navigation aérienne. Paris: Tremblay
  • 1887: Published Bibliographie aéronautique. Paris: Hachette
  • 1887 - 1890 : Published Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres. Paris: Launette
  • 1889: Appointed member of commission for military aviation, French Ministry of War
  • 1890: Appointed member of commission for civil aviation, French Ministry of the Interior
  • 1899, Aug. 30 (?): Died, Paris, France

From the guide to the Tissandier Collection on the History of Aeronautics, 1539-1929, (bulk 1780-1920), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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associatedWith Arban, Francesco. person
associatedWith Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809 person
associatedWith Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910 person
associatedWith Charles, Jacques Alexandre César, 1746-1823 person
associatedWith Conté, Nicolas-Jacques, 1755-1805 person
associatedWith Dupuis-Delcourt, 1802-1864 person
associatedWith Faujas-de-St. -Fond, cit. (Barthélemy), 1741-1819 person
correspondedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
associatedWith Garnerin, André Jacques, 1769-1823 person
associatedWith Giffard, Henri, 1825-1882 person
associatedWith Green, Charles, 1785-1870 person
associatedWith Holland, Robert, fl. 1836-1869 person
correspondedWith Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794 person
associatedWith Lhoste, François, 1859-1887 person
associatedWith Lunardi, Vincent, 1759-1806 person
associatedWith Margat, Jean, 1786-1854 person
associatedWith Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne, 1745-1799 person
associatedWith Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel, 1740-1810 person
associatedWith Pilâtre de Rozier, Jean-François, 1754-1785 person
associatedWith Robertson, E. G. (Etienne Gaspard), 1763-1831 person
associatedWith Severo, Augusto, 1864-1902 person
associatedWith Société Aéronautique et Météorologique de France. corporateBody
associatedWith Tissandier, Albert, 1839-1906 person
associatedWith Tissandier, Gaston, 1843-1899 person
associatedWith Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 person
associatedWith Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 person
associatedWith Yon, Gabriel, 1835-1894 person
associatedWith Zambeccari, Francesco, 1752-1812 person
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Paris (France)
France
Subject
Aeronautics--Societies, etc
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Aeronauts
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Birth 1539

Death 1929

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