Louis-Jacques Daguerre

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre

Profession: Photographer and Inventor


Biography: One of the founders of photography, Daguerre invented the daguerreotype.

For twenty years after its public announcement in 1839, it was the most common photographic process in the world.

Born: November 18, 1787
Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: July 10, 1851 (aged 63)

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Historical Events

  • 1839-01-02 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
  • 1839-01-09 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1839-08-19 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

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