Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse (1775–1847), also known as Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin her married name, was in born in Paris, France.
Jeanne Labrosse was amongst the crowd watching André-Jacques Garnerin’s first hydrogen balloon flight and parachute descent at Parc Monceau, Paris on 22 October 1797. She made his acquaintance and became his pupil. In 1798, she became the first woman to pilot an aircraft solo.
Just one year later, Labrosse became the first woman to parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters (3,000 feet). She went on to complete many ascents and parachute descents in towns across France and Europe.