Leon Foucault, French physicist

Leon Foucault, French physicist

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Caption: (Jean Bernard) Leon Foucault (1819-1860) French physicist. Measured velocity of light: Proved rotation of Earth on its axis with Foucault's pendulum, 1851. Invented Gyroscope (1857): Improved the reflecting telescope. Wood engraving.

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