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.
Leon Foucault Age
How old is Leon Foucault? He was born in 1819, he was 202 years old at the time of his death.
Leon Foucault Wiki
|Age||202 years old|
|Birthday||September 18, 1819|
|Date of Death||February 11, 1868|
Quotes by Leon Foucault
The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one’s power to either hasten or slow it down.— Leon Foucault
Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.— Leon Foucault