Louis Daguerre

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Birthday
18, 1787
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 10, 1851 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1787
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 10, 1851 (63)

About

French artist and scientist who invented the chemical photographic process that became known as the daguerreotype. Acknowledged as one of the fathers of photography.

Before Fame

He was an architecture, painting, and theatrical design apprentice to Pierre Prevost, the pioneering French panorama artist. He worked with Nicéphore Niépce, having been inspired by the inventor's breakthroughs that included the first heliograph in 1822 and the first permanent camera photograph in 1826.

Trivia

He was instrumental in the creation of the diorama theatre. He opened the first theatre of this type in Paris in 1822.

Family Life

He grew up in Val-d'Oise, France.

Associated With

His development of the daguerreotype process was aided by the photographic discoveries of John Herschel.