Lumière, Louis Jean

Lumière, Louis Jean

(lwē zhäN lümyĕr`), 1864–1948, and

Auguste Lumière

(ōgüst`), 1862–1954, French inventors, brothers. They invented the Cinématographe, which was patented and demonstrated in 1895. This mechanism was the first to photograph, print, and project moving pictures onto a screen where they could be viewed by an audience. The portable Cinématographe was an important improvement upon the Edison kinetoscope.
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