William Kennedy Dickson

1860 - 1935

William Kennedy Dickson

William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson (3 August 1860 – 28 September 1935) was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kennedy Dickson has received more than 140,653 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 293rd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, William Kennedy Dickson ranks 294 out of 1,305Before him are Jean Rouch, Margarethe von Trotta, Ken Russell, John Frankenheimer, Anatole Litvak, and Ousmane Sembène. After him are Rouben Mamoulian, Jacques Audiard, Francis Veber, Samuel Fuller, Jacques Copeau, and Mike Newell.

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Among people born in 1860, William Kennedy Dickson ranks 44Before him are Gustave Charpentier, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Jules Laforgue, Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Louis Wain, and Ellen Axson Wilson. After him are Michel Zevaco, Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Annie Oakley, Eugen Goldstein, Christen C. Raunkiær, and James McKeen Cattell. Among people deceased in 1935, William Kennedy Dickson ranks 43Before him are Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Paul Bourget, Ali of Hejaz, Anna Ancher, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. After him are Jean Béraud, Juan Vicente Gómez, Abraham Isaac Kook, Bernhard Schmidt, Princess Alice of Parma, and Valerian Kuybyshev.

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In France

Among people born in France, William Kennedy Dickson ranks 1,769 out of 4,109Before him are Anne Parillaud (1960), Jacques Cathelineau (1759), François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (1641), Étienne Méhul (1763), Jean Chapelain (1595), and Adémar de Chabannes (989). After him are Monique Wittig (1935), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (1605), Laurent Fabius (1946), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836), and Jacques Audiard (1952).


Among film directors born in France, William Kennedy Dickson ranks 39Before him are Julien Duvivier (1896), Patrice Chéreau (1944), Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), Marcel Camus (1912), Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946), and Jean Rouch (1917). After him are Jacques Audiard (1952), Francis Veber (1937), Jacques Copeau (1879), Germaine Dulac (1882), Philippe de Broca (1933), and Guy Hamilton (1922).

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