Foenquinos, Léon

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Foenquinos, Léon Gender: M
born on 2 August 1889 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24
Timezone LMT m5e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°18' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 01°46'

Léon Foenquinos (commemorative plaque)
photo: Fr.Latreille, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French inventor of traffic lights, he described them in 1920 as follows: "poles three metres high will be installed at the corners of street intersections, on which electric light and sound signals will be fixed (...)". He disseminated his ideas and sold all his inventions to France for the love of his country. He died on 17 June 1954 at age 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator