Business Google honours Belgian physicist who brought cinema to life Updated : October 14, 2019 11:11 AM IST Born in Brussels on October 14, 1801, Plateau was one of the first persons to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. Plateau invented the phenakistiscope -- the first device to give the illusion of a moving image. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.