Thomas Edison





Thomas Edison

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born
in Milan, Ohio, The United States
February 11, 1847

died
October 18, 1931

gender
male

genre

influences


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Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He is credited with num...more


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“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Thomas Edison

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
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“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
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