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Person: ARGAND, Ami  (1750-1803)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Fran├žois-Pierre-Ami ARGAND
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
inventor of improved oil illuminant for lanterns
Main period of activity
N/A
Relationships to other people

associated with QUINQUET, Antoine  (1745-1803)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
5 July 1750
born at
14 October 1803
53
died at
Hardware linked to this person

inventor: Argand lamp (oil-based illuminant, maker unknown, c.1783)

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 18-19
John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 3
Lucerna ID  6003560

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 November 2015

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