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Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (1842–1890)

Le Prince is considered the pioneer of the motion picture. His father was an intimate friend of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), the famous pioneer of photography, who gave his son some early lessons in the art. In 1875 he saw a series of photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge at Palo Alto, California. Le Prince was attracted to the idea of producing ... See full bio »

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In November 1886 Le Prince drew up a specification giving full details and working drawings, and applied for an American patent (for a 16 lens contraption). On January 10, 1888, the U. S. Patent Office in Washington granted his patent, No. 376,247, entitled "Method of, and Apparatus for, Producing Animated Pictures." See more »

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