Samuel Morse

1791 - 1872

Samuel Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor and painter. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Morse has received more than 1,696,972 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular inventor.

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  • 79

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  • 12.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Samuel Morse ranks 12 out of 323Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, and Louis Braille. After him are Charles Babbage, George Stephenson, Nikolaus Otto, Louis Daguerre, Nicéphore Niépce, and Karl Ferdinand Braun.

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Among people born in 1791, Samuel Morse ranks 2Before him is Michael Faraday. After him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Bopp, James Buchanan, Francesco Hayez, and Franz Grillparzer. Among people deceased in 1872, Samuel Morse ranks 2Before him is Ludwig Feuerbach. After him are Charles XV of Sweden, Giuseppe Mazzini, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Théophile Gautier, Benito Juárez, William John Macquorn Rankine, Franz Grillparzer, William Webb Ellis, Stanisław Moniuszko, and N. F. S. Grundtvig.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Morse ranks 70 out of 12,171Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908), George W. Bush (1946), Bob Dylan (1941), John Dewey (1859), Madonna (1958), and John Steinbeck (1902). After him are Woody Allen (1935), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Louis Armstrong (1901), and John D. Rockefeller (1839).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Samuel Morse ranks 3Before him are Thomas Edison (1847) and Henry Ford (1863). After him are Samuel Colt (1814), Robert Fulton (1765), Steve Wozniak (1950), Herman Hollerith (1860), Douglas Engelbart (1925), William G. Morgan (1870), George Westinghouse (1846), Willis Carrier (1876), and Isaac Singer (1811).