- NAME: Auguste Lumière
- OCCUPATION: Photographer, Inventor, Medical Professional, Chemist
- BIRTH DATE: October 19, 1862
- DEATH DATE: April 10, 1954
- Did You Know?: Auguste Lumière and his brother, Louis, are reportedly responsible for the world's first commercial motion picture screening. (Edison was the first to project a motion picture, in 1896.)
- EDUCATION: La Martiniere
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Besançon, France
- PLACE OF DEATH: Lyons, France
- Full Name: Auguste Marie Louis Lumière
- AKA: Auguste Lumière
- AKA: Auguste Lumiere
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With his brother Louis, inventor Auguste Lumière pioneered the Cinematographe motion picture camera and made groundbreaking innovations in color photography.
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Auguste would go on to publish his research findings in the medical book Life, Illness and Death: Colloidal Phenomena in 1928. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was made a member of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
Auguste Lumière lived to reach the ripe age of 91. He died at home on April 10, 1954, in Lyons, France. His younger brother, Louis, had passed six years earlier.
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