Thomas Edison Biography

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities, sound recording, and motion pictures all established major new industries world-wide. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Thomas Edison
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Entrepreneur, Scientist, Businessperson, Film Producer, Film director
Ethnicity:
Dutch-American, Scottish American
Religion:
Deism
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1847
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
October 18, 1931
Age at Death:
84
Cause of Death:
Diabetes mellitus
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