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Physicist, Astronomer, Geographer

FrenchBorn Jean Bernard Léon FOUCAULT

French physicist

Born on September 18, 1819 in Paris , France

Died on February 11, 1868 in Paris , France

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Foucault was best known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.

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