[duh-gair; French da-ger]
- Louis Jacques Man·dé [lwee zhahk mahn-dey] /lwi ʒɑk mɑ̃ˈdeɪ/, 1789–1851, French painter and inventor of the daguerreotype.
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Daguerre, inventor of the daguerreotype, died at Paris, aged 61.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
He did it, and brought me the daguerre, which I thankfully paid for.The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters
Henry David Thoreau
Daguerre first invented the process (silver film on a copper plate) in 1839.Astronomy
Daguerre announced his invention of the sun prints, since known as daguerreotypes.
Daguerre never did much towards the improvement of his process.
- Louis Jacques Mandé (lwi ʒɑk mɑ̃de). 1789–1851, French inventor, who devised one of the first practical photographic processes (1838)
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