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"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." – Thomas Alva Edison, Harper's Monthly (September 1932 edition)

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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  • Born: Thomas Alva Edison February 11, 1847 Milan, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: October 18, 1931 (aged 84) West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: self educated with visits to the Cooper Union
  • Occupation: Inventor, businessman
  • Religion: Deist (previously Congregationalist)
  • Spouse(s): Mary Stilwell (m. 1871–84) Mina Miller (m. 1886–1931)
  • Children: Marion Estelle Edison (1873–1965) Thomas Alva Edison Jr. (1876–1935) William Leslie Edison (1878–1937) Madeleine Edison (1888–1979) Charles Edison (1890–1969) Theodore Miller Edison (1898–1992)
  • Parent(s): Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804–1896) Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810–1871)
  • Relatives: Lewis Miller (father-in-law)

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