Thomas Edison Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Thomas Edison (Thomas Alva Edison)

Last Updated: 05 Oct, 2023 | Views: 1591

Age: 84

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Business Men

Famous For: The Father of Invention

Higher Education: The Cooper Union

Thomas Edison Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
11 Feb, 1847 (84 Years 08 Months 7 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
18 Oct, 1931

Thomas Edison Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)

Thomas Alva Edison is known for his invention of the Electric Bulb. And he worked on numerous machines in fields such as mass communication, electric power generation, sound recording, and motion picture. Thomas Edison has many inventions, such as the Phonograph and Motion Picture Camera, Fluoroscopy, etc. Edison started selling newspapers, vegetables, etc., on the trains running from Port Huron to Detroit. He started his first telegraph job on the Grand trunk railway at Stratford junction.

Career of Thomas Edison

In 1866: Edison shifted to Louisville, Kentucky as a worker for Western Union.

In 1876: He opened a new laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. And later, Edison was known as the "The Wizard of Menlo Park."

In 1877: Edison started working to improve the microphone for transistors by developing a carbon microphone it contains two metal plates divided by granules of carbon that transform resistance with the pressure of sound waves.

In 1879: The invention has done at Edison's Menlo Park, N.J., laboratory on New Year's Eve.

In 1882: The first light bulb was fixed in the weaving hall of Finlayson’s textile factory, situated in Finland.

Awards and Achievements of Thomas Edison

In 1928: Edison received the Congressional Gold Medal.

In 2008: He received the honor of the Technical Grammy Award.

Thomas Edison Unknown facts

At the age of 12, he loosed his hearing ability because of an infection in his mid-ear. Thomas Edison believed that his hearing loss allowed him to ignore distractions and focus on his work.

One night in 1867, he started working with a Lead-Acid battery when he split sulphuric acid onto the floor and his Boss's desk below. The next morning Edison was fired.

Thomas Edison Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet Inches 5'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 80 Kg
In Pounds 176 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color
Dark Brown

Thomas Edison Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr

Mother's Name
Nancy Matthews Elliott

Mina Miller Edison, Mary Stilwell

Carlile Snow Edison, Samuel Ogden Edison, William Pitt Edison

Eliza Smith Edison, Marion Wallace Edison, Harriett Ann

Charles Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, Thomas Alva Edison Jr., William Leslie Edison

Marion Estelle Edison, Madeleine Edison

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