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Last NameFoucault    
Given NameJean Bernard Léon    
alt. NamesJ. B. L. F. ; Leon Foucault ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1819 in Paris    
Year died1868    
Place of deathMontmartre    
Father's occupationpublisher Jean Léon Fortuné Foucault (1xxx-1829)    
Relatives    
Educationstarted in medicine, changed to physics, astronomy (Hippolyte Fizeau), taught anatomy by Alfred Donne, photography by Louis Daguerre    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forbacteriologist Alfred F. Donné: Cours de Microscopie (1844/5) ;    
Patronage    
CollaboratorsA. F. Donné ; engraver Ouvret ; J. B. Bailliere ; Jules Regnauld ; physicist Louis Fizeau (1st photogr. of sun, 1845) ;    
Techniquesmicro-daguerreotype ; astronomical photography ; experimentation w. printing from daguerreotypes    
Sample(s)http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/first-solar-photo-photography.html    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesJ. L. F. Bertrand: Notice sur les travaux de M. L. F. (Paris 1863) ; Ann Thomas (ed.): Beauty of Another Order. Photography in Science (Ottawa 1997: 98f.) ; W. Tobin: Life & Science of L. F. (Cambridge 2003) ; Thomas 1997: 198 ; Nissen: Zoologische Buchillustration 1969/78 ; G. Turner: J. of Microscopy 100 (1974): 10 ; Costa & Jardim: 21f. ;    
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