Louis Daguerre

1787 - 1851

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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre ( (listen) də-GAIR, French: [lwi ʒɑk mɑ̃de daɡɛʁ]; 18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the eponymous daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Daguerre has received more than 788,365 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Louis Daguerre is the 13th most popular inventor (up from 16th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from France (up from 183rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Inventor.

Louis Daguerre is most famous for his invention of the daguerreotype process.

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Among inventors, Louis Daguerre ranks 13 out of 355Before him are Henry Ford, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, and Charles Babbage. After him are George Stephenson, Samuel Morse, Nikolaus Otto, Cai Lun, Nicéphore Niépce, and Samuel Colt.

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Among people born in 1787, Louis Daguerre ranks 1After him are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Shaka, François Guizot, Vuk Karadžić, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Rasmus Rask, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Guillaume Henri Dufour. Among people deceased in 1851, Louis Daguerre ranks 3Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted and Mary Shelley. After him are J. M. W. Turner, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Manuel Godoy, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Daguerre ranks 130 out of 5,234Before him are Pope Clement V (1264), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640). After him are Pierre Curie (1859), Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), and Alfred Dreyfus (1859).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Louis Daguerre ranks 3Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858) and Louis Braille (1809). After him are Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas Appert (1749), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), and Alphonse Bertillon (1853).