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Hippolyte Fizeau (1819-1896) French physicist.


Hippolyte Fizeau (1819-1896) French physicist. Measured the velocity of light on the earth's surface (1849). Used Doppler principle to determine velocity of stars in line of sight. Confirmed the wave theory of light. From Les Merveilles de la Science, Louis Figuier, (Paris, 1870). Engraving. 

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