The Montgolfier brothers were Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810) and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier (1745-1799). The brothers invented the first practical hot air balloon and conducted the first manned ballooned flight.
Louis Braille was the inventor of the Braille system of reading for the blind. He was born on January 4th, 1809 in a small town named Coupvray in France and was the youngest child of Simon-René and Monique Braille.
Jacques Cousteau, a French inventor, marine explorer, conservationist, military leader, photographer and a filmmaker, better known for his famed ship Calypso, was born on 11th June 1910 in the village of Saint-André-de-Cubzac, in southwestern France.