World's Famous Scientist

# Thomas A. Edison

Name : Thomas Alva Edison

Born On : 11 February 1847

Died On : 18 October 1931

Life Span : 84 Years

Nationality : American

Thomas Alva Edison

          Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American Inventor and BusinessMan. He is one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison exerted a tremendous influence on modern life, contributing inventions such as the incandescent light bulb , the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, as well as improving the telegraph and telephone. He also amassed a record 1,093 patents covering key innovations and minor improvements in wide range of fields, including telecommunications, electric power, sound recording, motion pictures, primary and storage batteries, and mining and cement technology.

           In 1878, Edison formed the Edison Electric Light Company in New York City with several financiers, including J. P. Morgan and the members of the Vanderbilt family. Edison made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb on December 31, 1879, in Menlo Park. It was during this time that he said: "We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles."

Their Inventions:

  • Thomas Edison's First Invention - Electrographic Vote Recorder

  • Invention of Light Bulb

  • Phonograph

  • Magnetic Iron Ore

  • Telegraph Improvements

  • Motions of the Solar System.

  • Eclipses (Solar and Lunar Eclipses were scientifically explained by Aryabhata)

  • Sidereal Periods (Aryabhata calculated the sidereal rotation as 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.1 seconds)

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