Thomas Edison was the great genius inventor of the electrical age. His hundreds of inventions made him a giant public figure in American and around the world at the turn of the 20th century. Among Edison's most famous inventions are the first practic...
Name at Birth:
Thomas Alva Edison
February 11, 1847 (age
October 18, 1931
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American
inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest ...
"He led no armies into battle, he conquered no countries, and he enslaved no
peoples... Nonetheless, he exerted a degree of power the magnitude of which no
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Photo: Thomas A. Edison in his lab, 1901. Thomas Alva Edison was the most
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Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio; the seventh
and last child of Samuel and Nancy Edison. When Edison was seven his family ...
Thomas Edison. NPS Photo. People often say Edison was a genius. He
answered, "Genius is hard work, stick-to-it-iveness, and common sense." Thomas
Oct 14, 2016 ... Thomas Alva Edison, (born February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S.—died October
18, 1931, West Orange, New Jersey), American inventor who, ...
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in the town of Milan, Ohio.1
His parents, Sam and Nancy Edison, were of Canadian origin and had six ...