Lumière, Auguste

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Lumière, Auguste Gender: M
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière
born on 19 October 1862 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Besançon, France, 47n15, 6e02
Timezone LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°59' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°05 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 10°29'

Auguste Lumière


French pioneer of cinematography and color photography with his younger brother, Louis. Although it is his brother Louis who is generally acclaimed as the "father of the cinema," Auguste Lumière also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, He not only helped with the invention and construction of the cinematographer (the world's first camera and projection mechanism), but he made a number of improvements in photographic techniques.

Auguste unwittingly became one of the first film stars by appearing as a subject in many of the films shot by Louis. However, according to Louis, Auguste lost interest in the cinematographer as soon as construction had been completed, and thereafter showed no further interest in the film medium. An active biologist, he spent much of his later life working in a physiological lab clinic which he founded.

Lumiere died 4/10/1954 Lyon, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Veyre, Gabriel (born 1 February 1871)


Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C. in hand, Cadran No.18, 4/1995, in correction of Gauquelin Vol 2/455 which gave 9:30 AM in error.

"Auguste and Louis Lumière, Letters," (Jacques Rittaud-Hutinet, ed.) London: Faber and Faber, 1995.


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother Jean co-worker)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Cinematography)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Physiology)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founded psysiological lab clinic, early cinema photography)