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Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau (1819 - 1896)

* 23 September 1819, † 18 September 1896

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau was born on 23 September 1819 in Paris, France. He was a French physicist who was able to measure the speed of light in 1849 using cogwheels and who estimated it to about 315,000 km per second. Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau died on 18 September 1896 in Nanteuil-le-Haudouin, Seine-et-Marne, France.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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