Louis Daguerre

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Louis Daguerre
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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
Born (1781-11-18)18 November 1781
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
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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a developer of the diorama theater.

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