Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,124 pages of information and 233,665 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1788 Born on 10 May in Broglie, France
c.1815 Developed the wave theory of light
1824 Developed the use of compound lenses instead of mirrors for lighthouses
1827 Died on 14 July in Ville-d'Avray, France