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Born: September 18, 1819

Died: February 11, 1868 (aged 48)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Inventor

Bio: Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and although he didn't invent it, is credited with naming the gyroscope.

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