French inventor credited to have invented the field of photography and to have taken the oldest surviving photograph in the world, View from the Window at Le Gras. Niépce also co-created the world’s first internal combustion engine, the Pyréolophore, with his brother.
View from the Window at Le Gras taken by Nicéphore Niépce is regarded as the oldest surviving photograph in the world. The heliographic photo was taken from a high window and shows parts of the building and the countryside surrounding Le Gras, Niépce’s estate.
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