Joseph Plateau

Joseph Plateau bio

Birth Name: Joseph Plateau

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: Belgium

Date Of Birth: October 14, 1801

Date Of Death: September 15, 1883

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Belgian

Joseph Plateau was born on the 14th of October, 1801. He was best known for being a Physicist. Belgian physicist who made the first step towards making movies by demonstrating the illusion of the moving image with his device, the phenakistoscope. He was also a Professor of experimental physics at Ghent University.

Joseph Plateau was born in Belgium. At six years of age he could already read and write, and was considered a child prodigy. Understanding that images stay on the retina for a short while even after they change, he fashioned a device that used counter rotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other, to demonstrate this.

Joseph Plateau was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Joseph Plateau was born in 1800s.

Joseph Plateau is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Joseph Plateau’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Joseph Plateau’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Joseph Plateau was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Joseph Plateau
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Joseph Plateau was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Joseph Plateau was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Joseph Plateau had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Joseph Plateau’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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