Joseph Plateau’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 14, 1801

Death Date

Sep 15, 1883

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Sep 15, 1883



The physicist Joseph Plateau died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Belgian physicist who made the first step towards making movies by demonstrating the illusion of the moving image with his device, the phenakistoscope. He was also a Professor of experimental physics at Ghent University.

His father was known locally as a talented painter of flowers.