|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.
is brother/sister of Lumière, Louis