Auguste and Louis Lumière, inventors, 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 1894, is considered the first true motion picture
René Lacoste (1904-1996), dominated the world of tennis in the late 20s and nicknamed "crocodile" by his friends for being so hungry of victories.
French inventor, Joseph Niepce successfully gets a permanent image. The image is very poor quality and requires days of light exposure. He associates with Daguerre and both developed a few minute light exposure with outstanding image quality. Photography was born.