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Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison
Birth: February 11, 1847
Death: October 18, 1931
Nationality: American
Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
Birth: February 11, 1847
Death: October 18, 1931

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long lasting light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

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