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Born: Dominique François Jean Arago 
Dates:  1786 - 1853
Born:  France, Roussillon, Estagel
Active:  France
 
  
French politician physicist and astronomer who used his considerable influence to promote the work of Daguerre and it was he who made the presentation on 7 January 1839 at the Académie des Sciences in Paris announcing the invention of photography.

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François Arago 
1840 (ca)
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.33-34 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on François Arago.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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