Nicéphore Niépce

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Nicéphore Niépce (born Joseph Niépce) March 7, 1765 – July 5, 1833)[1] was a French inventor, most noted as one of the inventors of photography[2] and a pioneer in the field.

He is most noted for producing the world's first known photograph in 1825.[3]

Among Niépce's other inventions was the Pyréolophore, the world's first 'internal combustion engine', which he conceived, created, and developed with his older brother Claude, finally receiving a patent on July 20, 1807 from the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, after successfully powering a boat upstream on the river Saône.[4]

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Early life

Niépce was born on in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire where his father was a wealthy lawyer, this caused the whole family to flee the French revolution. His elder brother Claude (1763–1828) was also his collaborator in research and invention, but died half mad and broke in England, having squandered the family wealth in pursuit of non-opportunities for the Pyréolophore. He also had a sister and a younger brother called Bernard.[5][6][7][8][9]

Nicéphore was baptised Joseph but adopted the name Nicéphore, in honour of Saint Nicephorus the ninth-century Patriarch of Constantinople, while studying at the Oratorian college in Angers.[citation needed] At the college he learned science and the experimental method, rapidly achieving success and graduating to work as a professor of the college.[5][6][7][8]

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