The Lumiere brothers

po_Lumiere-brothersThe Lumière (brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas (October 19, 1862 – April 10, 1954) and Louis Jean (October 5, 1864 – June 6, 1948), were the first filmmakers in history.

They patented the cinematograph, which in contrast to Edison’s “peepshow” kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties. Their first film, Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon, shot in 1895, is considered the first true motion picture.