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Thomas Wedgwood

1771 - 1805

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Thomas Wedgwood (14 May 1771 – 10 July 1805) was an English photographer and inventor. He is most widely known as an early experimenter in the field of photography. He is the first person known to have thought of creating permanent pictures by capturing camera images on material coated with a light-sensitive chemical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Wedgwood has received more than 6,777 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Wedgwood is the 279th most popular inventor (down from 275th in 2019), the 2,787th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,687th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 279 out of 354Before him are L. L. Langstroth, Edward Lawry Norton, Štefan Banič, Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, Paul von Jankó, and John Wilkinson. After him are Ivan Kulibin, André Blondel, Jack Northrop, Rostislav Alexeyev, Wilson Greatbatch, and Rowland Hill.

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Among people born in 1771, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 35Before him are Jean Reynier, Caroline of Hesse-Homburg, Pierre-François Bouchard, Jacob Sturm, Charles Brockden Brown, and Józef Chłopicki. After him are Karl Rudolphi, Ivan Martinov, George Bass, Hans Nielsen Hauge, Charles Athanase Walckenaer, and Joseph Diez Gergonne. Among people deceased in 1805, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 23Before him are Pehr Osbeck, William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, Franz Xaver von Wulfen, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, and Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage. After him are John Robison, Mihály Csokonai, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 2,787 out of 7,765Before him are William Hunter (1718), Eric Gill (1882), Jim Sturgess (1978), Barry Jackson (1938), John Wilkinson (1728), and Mick Jackson (1943). After him are Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Mary Renault (1905), Lambert Simnel (1477), Jimmy Bain (1947), Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), and Richard O'Brien (1942).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 45Before him are Alexander Parkes (1813), Samuel Morland (1625), James Nasmyth (1808), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), Joseph Aspdin (1778), and John Wilkinson (1728). After him are Rowland Hill (1795), John Barnard (1946), Joseph Bramah (1748), David Dunbar Buick (1854), Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (1850), and William Friese-Greene (1855).