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 5,411 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Thomas Wedgwood is the 275th most popular inventor (down from 262nd in 2019), the 2,689th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 46th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 275 out of 355Before him are Walter Bruch, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Štefan Banič, Paul von Jankó, Victor Hasselblad, and Rostislav Alexeyev. After him are John Shepherd-Barron, Harry Brearley, James Nasmyth, Rowland Hill, George Graham, and Ivan Kulibin.

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Among people born in 1771, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 36Before him are Ivan Martinov, Pierre Baillot, Caroline of Hesse-Homburg, Józef Chłopicki, Hans Nielsen Hauge, and Jacob Sturm. After him is George Bass. Among people deceased in 1805, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 22Before him are Conrad Moench, Pehr Osbeck, Nicolas-Jacques Conté, William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, John Robison, and Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage. After him are Mihály Csokonai, Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, and Franz Xaver von Wulfen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 2,689 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Young (1919), Mick Jackson (1943), Dick Parry (1942), Jane Morris (1839), John Florio (1553), and Charles Williams (1886). After him are Nicky Hopkins (1944), Tom Baker (1934), Derek Bell (1941), Elizabeth Fry (1780), Mary Renault (1905), and Lady Sarah Chatto (1964).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wedgwood ranks 46Before him are Robert Watson-Watt (1892), Joseph Aspdin (1778), Clive Sinclair (1940), Arthur Wynne (1871), John Wilkinson (1728), and Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1835). After him are Harry Brearley (1871), James Nasmyth (1808), Rowland Hill (1795), George Graham (1673), John Barnard (1946), and Joseph Bramah (1748).