Thomas Edison

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About Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist and businessman who 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" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork 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. He is credited with numerous inventions that contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. His advanced work in these fields was an outgrowth of his early career as a telegraph operator. Edison originated the concept and implementation of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories – a crucial development in the modern industrialized world. His first power station was on Manhattan Island, New York.

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1. Thomas Edison 1573
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3. Michio Kaku 515
4. Benjamin Franklin 445
5. Erik Erikson 260
6. Carl Rogers 116
7. B. Frederic Skinner 96
8. Linus Pauling 76
9. John B. Watson 66
10. Winslow Taylor 56

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70. Paulo Freire 1784
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74. Thomas Edison 1573
75. Grigore Moisil 1472
76. Ilber Ortayli 1449
77. Stefan Anian Jedlik 1420
78. C. R. Reddy 1355

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