Top 20 Inventor celebrities in France
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Inventor celebrities [Updated February 6, 2023].
Louis Braille was born
on January 4, 1809
in Coupvray, France.
He was only fifteen years old when he invented Braille, which is a tactile language based on raised dots.
Salary 2020: 300 francs per year
Louis Daguerre was born
on November 18, 1787
He was instrumental in the creation of the diorama theatre. He opened the first theatre of this type in Paris in 1822.
Nicephore Niépce was born
on March 7, 1765
His invention, heliography, worked by coating asphalt on glass or metal, which then hardened in proportion to its exposure to light.
Nicolas Appert was born
on November 17, 1749
In 1795 the French military offered a cash prize of 12,000 francs for a new method to preserve food and, after over a decade of experimenting, he submitted his invention and won the prize in January 1810.
Jacques-etienne Montgolfier was born
on January 6, 1745
He and his brother first introduced the balloon by public demonstration in June of 1783.
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier was born
on August 26, 1740
He and his brother, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, first flew their hot air balloon on June 4, 1783, at a public demonstration in Annonay.
Leon Gaumont was born
on May 10, 1864
His cinematic sound devices provided enough film volume in 1910 to be heard by 4,000 theater patrons.