Boyer, Paul

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Boyer, Paul Gender: M
Paul Joseph Anatole Marie Boyer
born on 27 September 1861 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Toulon, France, 43n07, 5e56
Timezone LMT m5e56 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°22' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°33'


French photographer who invented the use of magnesium for the flash-lamp in photography, and got the gold medal at the 1889 exhibition. He also participated at the Moscow exhibition. He was nominated Knight of the Legion of Honor on 30 December 1891. At the Exposition Universelle of 1900, he was member of the awarding jury. He had a studio at 35 boulevard des Capucines in Paris. He made numerous portraits of actors, actresses, and other personalities of his time, often published on postcards.

He died in 1908.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 1378 in the online Var archives, image 392/516, accessed 8 March 2016.


  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Invented the use of magnesium for the flash-lamp in photography)