Person record: WOLLASTON, William Hyde  (1766-1828)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWilliam Hyde WOLLASTON
Relevance of this personscientist and inventor of optical recreation devices 
Main period of activityN/A

Inventor of the Camera Lucida, an optical device projecting an image of an object onto a surface.

6 August 1766born atEast Dereham, Norfolk, England
22 December 182862died atLondon, England
(* = main subject)

Glossary in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 15

Lucerna ID no. 6003675Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016