Partner Théodore Sivel
Père Lachaise Cemetery, 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris
Joseph Eustache Crocé-Spinelli , is an aeronaut , born in Monbazillac July 10, 1845 and died April 15, 1875 during an ascent.
On March 22, 1874 with Théodore Sivel , he made a balloon climb at an altitude of 7,300 meters aboard the Polar Star .
On , he participated in the record flight duration of Zenith ( 22 h 40 ).
He died asphyxiated on , with captain Théodore Sivel during a new ascent aboard the Zenith, during which only Gaston Tissandier (1843 - 1899) was to survive. The ball landed brutally near Ciron in the Indre .
He is buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery , section 71, under a recumbent statue of Alphonse Dumilatre, who represents him lying on his back holding his unhappy comrade Sivel by the hand.
A street in the 14th arrondissement of Paris , rue Crocé-Spinelli , received its name in 1896.
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