|Birth Day||September 18, 1819|
|Birth Place||Paris, France|
|Age||200 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Feb 11, 1868 (age 48)|
French Physicist who demonstrated the Earth's rotation and measured the speed of light. For his breakthrough discoveries he was elected a member of the Royal Society of London, even though he was French.
He abandoned his pursuit to be a Doctor because of his fear of blood.
He is one of the 72 names inscribed on the sides of the Eiffel Tower, under the first balcony.
His father was a publisher in Paris, France.
One of his early experiments disproved Isaac Newton's theory of light.