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Louis Jean Lumière

Lumière, Louis Jean (lwē zhäN lümyĕrˈ) [key], 1864–1948, and Auguste Lumièreyes ōgüstˈ, 1862–1954, French inventors, brothers. They invented the Cinématographe, which was patented and demonstrated in 1895. This mechanism was the first to photograph, print, and project moving pictures onto a screen where they could be viewed by an audience. The portable Cinématographe was an important improvement upon the Edison kinetoscope.

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