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Lunardi, Vincenzolocked

(1759–1806)
  • Elizabeth Baigent

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Lunardi, Vincenzo (1759–1806), balloonist, was born at Lucca, Tuscany, on 11 January 1759, and passed his early years in the East Indies before becoming, through the patronage of his guardian, Chevalier Gherado Compangi, secretary to the Neapolitan ambassador to the Court of St James...

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