Grimoin-Sanson, Raoul

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Grimoin-Sanson, Raoul Gender: M
Raoul Adrien Grimoin
born on 7 May 1860 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Elbeuf, France, 49n17, 1e00
Timezone LMT m1e (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°28' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°42 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°52'

Raoul Grimoin-Sanson (his Cinéorama at the "Exposition universelle de Paris" in 1900)


French inventor in the field of early cinema; he began experiments in moving pictures in the 1890s, and desired to project films, like those from Thomas Edison's kinetoscope, on screen. In 1896, he invented a crude camera/projector combination called the Phototachygraphe. In 1897, he patented the Cinéorama, a panoramic film projection system involving ten synchronized projectors. The Cinéorama was demonstrated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, but problems with heat from the projectors caused it to be shut down. Despite the failure of his Cinéorama company and of later film work, in the 1920s Grimoin-Sanson would attempt to claim to be one of the major pioneers of film, alongside Marey and the Lumières. He died on 3 November 1941 at age 81 in Oissel.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator