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About Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison was a prolific American inventor regarded as one of the greatest inventors in history. His first great invention was the phonograph, which was capable of recording sound and playing it back. His other famous inventions include the light bulb and the motion picture camera. During his lifetime, he held approximately 1,093 US patents for his inventions. In addition to his inventions, he was also a successful businessman who founded several companies, the most prominent being General Electric.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Stilwell in 1871. Mary bore him three children before her death in 1884. His second marriage was to Mina Miller in 1886. Mina also bore him three children, including Charles Edison and Theodore Miller Edison.
He suffered from partial deafness.
During his teenage years, he saved a three-year-old boy from being killed by a train. The boy's father thanked him by training him as a telegraph operator.
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Thomas Edison's Popularity
Thomas Edison was a famous American inventor and businessman, who was born on February 11, 1847. As a person born on this date, Thomas Edison is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 11) and the 1st most popular for the year (1847).
People born on February 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Thomas Edison is the 26th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Thomas Edison's birthday, Thomas Edison is the 196th most famous American.
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