Friday, 18 November 2011

Louis Daguerre's 224th Birthday

Today google came up with the theme of  Louis Daguerre's 224th Birthday.
Who is Louis Daguerre?
Louis Daguerre (complete name: Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre 1787 - 1851) is a French artist and chemist known for his discovery that the daguerreotype process of photography.

He conducted an experiment to create the image in 1824, showing the diorama with around France, England, and Scotland. A few years after Nicéphore Niépce produced the world's first photography, the two men started working together four years - until the death of Niepce in 1833.

Daguerre announced the final consummation Daguerreotype, after years of trial, in 1839, with the French Academy of Sciences announcing the process on January 9 of that year. Daguerre's patent was taken over by the French Government, and on August 19, 1839 The French government announced the discovery was a gift "donation to the world".

However, Daguerre himself did not patent it to England on August 12, and it slows the development of photography in the United Kingdom.

Biography of Louis Daguerre

Born              November 18, 1787 (1787-11-18)
                     Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France
Died              10 July 1851(1851-07-10) (aged 63)
                      Bry-sur-Marne, France
Known for     invention of the daguerreotype process

More detail read here.