Plateau, Joseph

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Plateau, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau
born on 14 October 1801 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone LMT m4e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°02' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°50'

Joseph Plateau (Daguerrotype, 1843)


Belgian scientist, a physicist and author, inventor of the Stroboscopic method for the study of vibratory motion. He was an anatomy professor for the University of Ghent and was doing research on the principle of vision and its effect upon simulated movement. In 1843, he lost his sight, but continued his research with others. In 1883 he was responsible for the invention of the Phenakisticope, a primitive apparatus that produced moving pictures from a series of drawings. Plateau could be considered the inventor of animation.

Plateau died on 15 September 1883, aged 81, in Ghent, Belgium.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1843 (Lost his eyesight)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1883 (Invented the Phenakisticope)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 2/3528


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Lost his sight in his early 40's)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Anatomy professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (nventor of the Stroboscopic method of vibratory motion)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession