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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 898,721 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Louis Daguerre is the 18th most popular inventor (down from 13th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from France (down from 130th 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 18 out of 354Before him are Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Rudolf Diesel, Nikolaus Otto, George Stephenson, and Cai Lun. After him are Nicéphore Niépce, John Logie Baird, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Samuel Colt, Charles K. Kao, and Thomas Newcomen.

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Among people born in 1787, Louis Daguerre ranks 1After him are Shaka, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, François Guizot, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Vuk Karadžić, Rasmus Rask, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Franz Xaver Gruber, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, and Otto von Kotzebue. Among people deceased in 1851, Louis Daguerre ranks 4Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, J. M. W. Turner, and Mary Shelley. After him are Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and Manuel Godoy.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Daguerre ranks 167 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), and Henry II of England (1133). After him are Pope Gregory XI (1370), Philip VI of France (1293), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Jeanne Calment (1875), Louis X of France (1289), and Henry Cavendish (1731).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Louis Daguerre ranks 3Before him are Louis Braille (1809) and Rudolf Diesel (1858). After him are Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Nicolas Appert (1749), Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), and André-Jacques Garnerin (1769).