Charles Green

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Birthday
31, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 26, 1870 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 26, 1870 (85)

About

English balloonist who invented coal in the 19th century. He was also the United Kingdom's most famous balloonist after he made 200 ascents as a professional by 1835.

Before Fame

His first ascent was in 1821 from Green Park, London and was with the the first ever balloon filled with carburetted hydrogen gas.

Trivia

The British Balloon and Airship Club had a trophy named after him called the Charles Green Salver. It was given out for exceptional flying achievements.

Family Life

He married Martha Morrell, and they had a son named George.

Associated With

Like him, Nicolas-Jacques Conte was a balloonist.