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  1. Jo·seph Ni·cé·phore [zhaw-zef nee-sey-fawr] /ʒɔ zɛf ni seɪˈfɔr/, 1765–1833, French inventor.
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Historical Examples

  • Later Daguerre became associated with Niepce and the famous daguerreotype was the result.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • In 1829 he formed a partnership with Niepce, and together they labored to advance the art of photography.

  • The notion that light possesses a magnetizing power on steel was upset by Niepce de St. Victor in 1861.

  • Niepce afterward employed metal plates instead of the stone.


    Henry R. Blaney

British Dictionary definitions for niepce


  1. Joseph-Nicéphore (jozɛfnisefor). 1765–1833, French inventor. He produced the first photographic image (1816) and the first permanent camera photograph (1826)
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