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Louis Daguerre

(1787—1851) French physicist, painter, and inventor of the first practical photographic process

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(b Cormeilles-en-Parisis, 18 Nov. 1787; d Bry-sur-Marne, 10 July 1851).

French artist and inventor. He invented the diorama (1822) and the daguerreotype, the first practicable photographic process (made public in 1839).

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