Joseph Plateau

Person   Born 14/10/1801 Died 15/9/1883

Categories: Cinema

Physics professor at Brussels University, inventor in 1832 of the phénakistiscope, an early form of cinema.
Born: Brussels

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Cinema cylinder

Inaugurated 21 June 1996 to mark cinema’s centenary and to pay homage to Jose...

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First film show

The composers of the text on this plaque seem to have taken their cue from so...

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