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Fox Talbot (February 11, 1800 - September 17, 1877) was one of the first
photographers and made major contributions to the photographic process.
He is also remembered as the holder of a patent which affected the early
development of photography in England.
Talbot was the only child of William Davenport Talbot, of Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, and of Lady Elizabeth Fox Strangways, daughter of the 2nd earl of Ilchester. He was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained the Person prize in 1820, and graduated as twelfth wrangler in 1821. From 1822 to