Inventors Magic Lantern
Possible inventors are;
One of them is often pointed out as the inventor. This is
usually done out of nationalistic interests instead of
historical facts. As far as we know, it is impossible
to say who invented the magic lantern.
Perhaps the inventor is not even a European but a Chinese?
- Rasmusser Walgertsen - 1660 Danish,
- Christian Huygens - 1659- Dutch,
- A.Kirchner - 1646 - German,
- B.della Porta -1589 - Italian,
- Fournier - 1515 - French.
The oldest drawing of a magic lantern
can be found in a sketchbook dated 1420.