Louis Breguet, French physicist

Louis Breguet, French physicist

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Caption: Louis-Francois-Clement Breguet (1804-1883), French physicist and instrument maker. Breguet worked on the design of watches, clocks and scientific instruments. Together with Alphonse Foy, he developed an electrical needle telegraph in the 1840s. He did further work on telegraphy in the 1870s. He was made a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1874. Breguet is one of the 72 French scientists whose names are written around the base of the Eiffel Tower. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by French civil engineer Max de Nansouty (1854-1913), part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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