Louise Le Prince

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Birthday
28, 1841
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 16, 1890 (49)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1841
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 16, 1890 (49)

About

Known as the Father of Cinematography for inventing moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera.

Before Fame

He directed the short film Roundhay Garden Scene.

Trivia

His legacy was honored when the University of Leeds named its center for photography and cinema after him.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Whitley in 1869. He disappeared in 1890, never to be found or seen again.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Thomas Edison.