Thomas Edison (American inventor) Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Education, Death & More

Thomas Edison, a distinguished American inventor, was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, and died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey. Renowned for holding an impressive 1,093 patents, either solely or jointly, Edison is also credited with creating the world’s first industrial research laboratory.

Starting his career in 1863, during the early period of the telegraph industry when electricity was largely produced by rudimentary low-voltage batteries, Edison played a pivotal role in advancing the field of electricity. By the time of his death in 1931, he had made numerous significant contributions, fundamentally altering the course of modern electricity. His innovative spirit led to a multitude of groundbreaking inventions, such as the phonograph, the carbon-button transmitter, which was essential for telephone speakers and microphones, the incandescent light bulb, and an advanced, efficient generator. Edison’s achievements also included the introduction of the first commercial electric lighting and power system, an experimental electric railroad, and key components of motion picture equipment, among many other inventions.

As the youngest of seven children, with only four surviving to adulthood, Edison was the son of Samuel Edison, Jr., and Nancy Elliot Edison. He developed hearing issues early in life, possibly due to familial tendencies toward mastoiditis. This hearing impairment profoundly influenced his life and career, shaping his behavior and inspiring his path as an inventor. Edison’s partial deafness motivated him to invent technologies that have had a lasting impact on modern society. His legacy as a leading figure in the era of American innovation and “Yankee ingenuity” is unmatched.

Thomas Edison Wiki/Bio

Name Thomas Edison
Nick Name Thomas
Date of Death October 18, 1931
Date of Birth February 11, 1847
Ethnicity American
Profession American inventor
Birthplace Milan, Ohio
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hometown West Orange, New Jersey
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Caste Not Known
Gender Male
Food Type Non-Vegetarian
Interests/Hobbies Reading Books, Hanging out with friends, Watching movies

Thomas Edison Physical Appearance

Height In Meter: 1.78m
In Feet: 5Ft 11In
In CMs: 178cm
Weight In KG: 80kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue

Thomas Edison Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr
Mother Nancy Matthews Elliott
Sibling(s) Carlile Snow Edison, Samuel Ogden Edison, William Pitt Edison
Eliza Smith Edison, Marion Wallace Edison, Harriett Ann
Wife Mina Miller Edison, Mary Stilwell
Married Status Married
Children Charles Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, Thomas Alva Edison Jr., William Leslie Edison, Marion Estelle Edison, Madeleine Edison


College Not Known
Educational Qualification The Cooper Union
School Not Known

Salary, Net Worth

Net Worth  Not Known
Salary Not Known

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