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Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician, was born in Versailles on March 4, 1822. He studied at The Lycée Hoche (Versailles).
Jules Antoine Lissajous made numerous works on acoustics and optics. He studied vibrations of thin plates and wave propagation. In 1855 he developed an optical method for studying the addition of oscillations using so-called "Lissajous figures". Later in 1857 Jules Antoine Lissajous invented an optical comparator and worked on the creation of an optical telegraph system.