Born October 19, 1852 – 1954
Patent #: 591,858
Auguste and Louis Lumière, inventors and experts in the realm of
photography, designed a camera and projector apparatus known as the
Cinématographe, the forerunner to contemporary cinematic projection. The
Lumières gained additional distinction for creating the first efficient
color-photography process, known as the Autochrome plate, and are known as
the founders of modern cinema.
Auguste was born in Besançon, France and studied at the University of Bern. By the turn of the 20th century, the brothers enjoyed worldwide renown; their small group of titles had expanded to over 700, and they were able to send cameramen all over the globe in search of interesting subjects to film.