William Henry Fox Talbot

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William Henry Fox Talbot

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England
Death: September 17, 1877 (77)
Lacock, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Davenport Talbot and Lady Elizabeth Theresa Theresa Fox-Strangways
Husband of Constance Talbot
Father of Ela Theresa Talbot; Rosamond Constance Talbot; Matilda Caroline Gilchrist-Clark and Charles Henry Talbot
Half brother of Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe (Feilding), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe and Henrietta Horatia Maria Feilding

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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
Dorset, England
Age 34
Wiltshire, England
Age 36
Wiltshire, England
Age 38
Wiltshire, England
February 2, 1842
Age 41
Wiltshire, England
September 17, 1877
Age 77
Lacock, Wiltshire, England