Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Edison has received more than 15,795,889 page views. His biography is available in 166 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Thomas Edison ranks 2 out of 323Before him are Leonardo da Vinci. After him are Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, and Samuel Morse.

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Among people born in 1847, Thomas Edison ranks 1After him are Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Jesse James, Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, Joseph Pulitzer, Auguste Escoffier, Georges Sorel, Max Liebermann, and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1931, Thomas Edison ranks 1After him are Khalil Gibran, Anna Pavlova, Gustave Le Bon, Lili Elbe, Otto Wallach, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Geli Raubal, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, George Herbert Mead, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Edison ranks 3 out of 12,171Before him are Donald Trump (1946) and Thomas Jefferson (1743). After him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Muhammad Ali (1942), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Ronald Reagan (1911), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Martin Van Buren (1782).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Thomas Edison ranks 1After him are Henry Ford (1863), Samuel Morse (1791), 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).