Jean Piccard

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Birthday
28, 1884
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 28, 1963 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1884
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 28, 1963 (79)

About

Pioneer of high-altitude balloon flight whose brother, Auguste, and wife, Jeannette, were also famous balloonists.

Before Fame

He debuted the world's largest hot air balloon at the 1933 World's Fair.

Trivia

He and his wife co-invented the plastic balloon.

Family Life

He married Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, with whom he had three sons.

Associated With

Patrick Stewart's character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," was named after Jean Piccard.