Born in 1847 and died 1931. We was more a businessman than an inventor. He did invent the phonograph and the motion picture camera. The incandescent light bulb was an improvement of previous tries of other inventors. Although some consider that we give too much credit to him let’s not forget that it takes a bright mind to push forward an invention.
And yes, we know about the fights between him and Nicola Tesla. Those fight cotinue even today when you look into the YouTube comment of the video above. Love him or hate him in either case he did many good thing. Via [Jeremiah JW].