Thomas Edison – The America’s greatest inventor who invented bulb

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Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Thomas Alva Edison
  • Born: 11th February, 1847
  • Died: 18th October  1931
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Stilwell (m: 1871, div: 1884) | Mina Miller (m: 1886)
  • Occupation: Inventor and Businessman
  • Education:
    • Self-Educated
  • Known for:
    • Electric light bulb
    • Phonograph
    • Motion picture camera
  • Awards: 
    • Matteucci Medal (1887)
    • John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium (1889)
    • Albert Medal (1992)
    • Rumford Prize (1895)
    • Edward Longstreth Medal (1899)
    • John Fritz Medal(1908)
    • Franklin Medal (1915)
    • Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1920)
    • Congressional Gold Medal (1928)
    • Grammy Trustees Award (1977)
    • Technical Grammy Award (2010)


Thomas Alva Edison who was born on 11th February, 1847 was an American inventor and businessman. He is known as the America’s greatest inventor. Thomas has developed many useful devices like the early versions of the electric light bulb, phonograph, the motion picture camera etc. His inventory impact can be seen in the modern industrialized world. He is known to be one of the first inventors who applied the principles of organized science and teamwork in the process of invention while working with his co-researchers. He had also incorporated the first industrial research laboratory.

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