William Henry Fox Talbot

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William Henry Fox Talbot

Death: Died in Laycock, Wiltshire, England
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Son of William Davenport Talbot and Lady Elizabeth Theresa Theresa Fox-Strangways
Husband of Constance Talbot

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About William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 - 17 September 1877) was a British inventor and a pioneer of photography. He was the inventor of calotype process, the precursor to most photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium. His work in the 1840s on photo-mechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure. Talbot is also remembered as the holder of a patent which, some say, affected the early development of commercial photography in Britain. Additionally, he made some important early photographs of Oxford, Paris, and York.

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February 11, 1800
September 17, 1877
Age 77
Laycock, Wiltshire, England