Monckhoven, Désiré van

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Monckhoven, Désiré van Gender: M
Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven
born on 25 September 1834 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Ghent, Belgium, 51n03, 3e43
Timezone LMT m3e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°57' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°01 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°18'

Désiré van Monckhoven


Belgian chemist, physicist, photographic researcher, inventor and author. He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages.

He invented or developed an enlarger (1864), a dry collodion process (1871), improvements of the carbon print process (1875–80), and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions.

He died on 25 September 1882, aged 48, in Ghent.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Photography)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Photography)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor)