Leon Foucault Death Cause and Date

Leon Foucault's Death

Born (Birthday) September 18, 1819

Death Date February 11, 1868

Age of Death 48 years

Cause of Death Foucault Pendulum Device

Profession Physicist

The physicist Leon Foucault died at the age of 48. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

French physicist who demonstrated the Earth’s rotation and measured the speed of light. For his breakthrough discoveries he was elected a member of the Royal Society of London, even though he was French.

His father was a publisher in Paris, France.



The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one’s power to either hasten or slow it down.

Leon Foucault Death Cause and Date

Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.

Leon Foucault Death Cause and Date