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Ferdinand Monoyer Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 14, 2018

Short Biography

Ferdinand Monoyer was born on 09-05-1836 in Lyon, France. He was a French Ophthalmologist, Doctor & Professor.

Ferdinand Monoyer Complete Bio & Career

He was initially raised in Lyon and thereafter he relocated at the University of Strasbourg in 1871. He is remembered even today for introducing the dioptre as a measurement for visual clarity and also for designing the Monoyer chart.
Ferdinand Monoyer served as a professor for the major part of his life. He started his career as a professor at the University of Strasbourg and thereafter he served as a professor at the University of Nancy for five years from 1872 to 77. After which, he served at The University of Lyon and was with the University for 22 long years from 1877 to 1909.His development of the dioptre which is the unit of computation for eyesight is still used today. The dioptre calculates the actual distance from where you can read the text. Among his other developments, he designed an eye chart called the Monoyer chart. His contibution as a doctor can never be forgotten and even after almost 2 centuries his name is still taken. 
For his contribution as an ophthalmologist, Google paid homage to this iconic man by displaying a Google Doodle on his 181 st Birthday on 9th May 2017.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Ferdinand Monoyer died on 11-07-1912 in Lyon, France at the age of 76.

DEATHDAY 11 July,1912 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Lyon, Auvergne Rhone Alpes

Ferdinand Monoyer Family, Relatives and Other Relations

His mother's name was Jeanne Monoyer.

Life's Important Dates Of Ferdinand Monoyer

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White (Semi Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Lyon
Nationality French
Religion Christian
Address Lyon, France

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ferdinand Monoyer

  • He created a chart to test eyes more than a century ago but even today not much has changed in that chart.
  • When google honoured him with a doodle in 2017, both "O" of google were replaced with eyes.
  • His doodle was seen in almost 20 countries.
  • His tomb is located in the Cimetière de la Guillotière in Lyon

Ferdinand Monoyer Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ferdinand Monoyer was 76 years 2 months & 2 days old age.