Samuel Morse Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Samuel Morse (Samuel Finley Breese Morse)

Last Updated: 06 Mar, 2023 | Views: 74

Age: 80

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Painter

Higher Education: Graduated

Samuel Morse Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
27 Apr, 1791 (80 Years 11 Months 6 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
02 Apr, 1872
Cause of Death

Samuel Morse Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Samuel Morse, a well-known American inventor, was born in Massachusetts, U.S.  Morse began his career as a painter, specializing in portraits. He quickly made a name for himself in the art world and painted famous figures like the Marquis de Lafayette of France, past US Presidents John Adams and James Monroe, and other notable figures. He spent many years developing the single-wire telegraph system, revolutionizing how communications were carried and received around the globe. Morse Code, a system for communicating text as a succession of on and off tones, was co-created him.


He participated in the establishment of New York City's National Academy of Design in 1826.

He presided over the academy from 1826 to 1845.

Morse traveled and studied in Europe from 1830 to 1832 to advance his painting abilities.

He and his collaborators performed the first official public demonstration of the electric telegraph in 1838.

Morse ultimately got the telegraph patent in 1847.

Morse received 400,000 French francs in 1858 from the governments of France, Austria, and other European nations.

He offered assistance and even made a $10,000 investment in Cyrus West Field's ambitions to build a transoceanic telegraph connection.

To demonstrate his telegraph system, Morse traveled to Washington, D.C., one last time in December 1842. He strung "wires between two committee chambers in the Capitol and sent messages back and forth."

Achievements and Awards:

Samuel Morse was honored with a bronze statue unveiled in Central Park in New York City in 1871.

Morse was chosen to join the American Philosophical Society in 1848.

Unknown Facts:

Even though Morse had always been captivated by electromagnetic, the unexpected news of his wife's passing inspired him to create a tool that enabled long-distance communication.

Samuel Morse Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 186 cm
In Meters 1.86 m
In Feet & Inches 6'2"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 81 kg
In Pounds 178 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Samuel Morse Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Jedidiah Morse
Mother's Name
Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese
Lucretia Pickering Walker, Sarah Elizabeth Griswold
Richard Cary Morse, Sidney Edwards Morse
Sarah K. Morse, Elizabeth Ann Morse, Mary K. Morse
William Morse, Edward Morse, Charles Morse, James Morse, Samuel Morse
Susan Morse, Cornelia Morse

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