Lumière, Auguste

CHEMIST, PHYSIOLOGIST (FRANCE)
BORN 19 Oct 1862, Besançon, Doubs - DIED 10 Apr 1954, Lyon
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de la Guillotière Nouveau, avenue Berthelot (rond point)

Son of Charles-Antoine Lumière (1840-1911), who had a photographic portrait studio in Besançon. Auguste and his brother Louis studied at the technical school La Martiniere Lyon. They worked with their father in his factory for photographic plates until his retirement in 1892. In 1893 he married Marguerite Winkler and they had two children.

In 1895 Auguste and Louis held their first private screening of a motion picture that was shot by their invention the cinematographe, a combination of a camera and a projector. They toured with the cinematographe, visiting Brussels, London, New York City and other places. In 1902 they opened their Photorama at 18 rue de Clichy, Paris. In 1907 they invented the autochrome color photography plate.

Auguste Lumière spent his later years doing medical research.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Lumière, Louis

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumi%C3%A8re

Images

The grave of the Lumière brothers at the Cimetière de la Guillotière Nouveau, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2009)

 

The grave of the Lumière brothers at the Cimetière de la Guillotière Nouveau, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2009)

 


Lumière, Louis

Published: 16 Jun 2017
Last update: 16 Jun 2017