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de Bacqueville Artificial Wings
 
Around 1742 the Marquis de Bacqueville is reported to have thrown himself from the roof of his house and managed to fly "with artificial wings" across the Seine, at which point he fell heavily into a boat and broke his thigh. He was more than 60 years old, "slightly crazy but with a lot of spirit." There seems no record of how the wings worked.
 
 
 
 


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