Louis Engelbert D'ARENBERG

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Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourger and Swiss politician

BelgianBorn Louis Engelbert Marie Joseph Augustin D'ARENBERG

Sixth Duke of Arenberg and 12th Duke of Aarschot

Born on August 03, 1750 in Bruxelles, Belgique , Belgium

Died on March 06, 1820 in Bruxelles, Belgique

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He was born in Brussels as son of Charles Marie Raymond of Arenberg, one of the most prominent nobles in the Austrian Netherlands, and Louise Margaret von der Mark und Schleide.

At the age of 24, during a hunting party, he was hit in the face by a shotgun and remained blind for the rest of his life. Unable to pursue the usual military career, he turned to science, art and music.


Under his patronage, the first manned gas-filled balloon flight in history took off from the front lawn of the Arenberg Castle on November 21, 1783; the balloonist was professor Jan Pieter Minckeleers.

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