Inventor who began a groundbreaking French film production company and gained a patent for his chronophone invention.
He became fascinated during his childhood with photographic techniques.
His cinematic sound devices provided enough film volume in 1910 to be heard by 4,000 theater patrons.
He was born in Semblancay, Indre-et-Loire, France.
He partnered with renowned engineer Gustave Eiffel to establish the famous film company L. Gaumont et Cie.