Person record: PETIT, Pierre  (1617-1687)

Basic biographical summary of this person
NamePierre PETIT
Relevance of this personscientist who described an early magic lantern 
Main period of activityN/A
1617born atParis, France
1687~69died atunknown location
(* = main subject)

* Willem Wagenaar, The origins of the lantern: the true inventor of the magic lantern -- Kircher, Walgenstein or Huygens? in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), p. 11

Lucerna ID no. 6003637Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016