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René Dagron

French photographer and inventor

Died when: 81 years 88 days (974 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

René Dagron

René Prudent Patrice Dagron (17 March 1817 – 13 June 1900) was a French photographer and inventor.He was born in Aillières-Beauvoir, Sarthe, France.On 21 June 1859, Dagron was granted the first microfilm patent in history.

Dagron is also considered the inventor of the miniature photographic jewels (French: Bijoux photographiques microscopiques) known as Stanhopes because a modified Stanhope lens is used to view the microscopic picture attached to the lens.

He is buried at Ivry Cemetery, Ivry-sur-Seine.


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