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Samuel Morse

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Birthday
27, 1791
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 2, 1872 (80)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1791
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 2, 1872 (80)

About

Inventor of the single-wire telegraph system, for which he received a patent for in 1847. He was the creator of the dot-dash Morse code and he made his living as a painter.

Before Fame

He supported himself while studying at Yale by selling his paintings and he graduated in 1810.

Trivia

Missing the death of his wife, due to slow communication, inspired his revolutionary invention.

Family Life

He had two wives, who were named Lucretia Pickering Walker and Sarah Elizabeth Griswold. He had seven children between them, five sons and two daughters. 

Associated With

In 1820, he painted a portrait of James Monroe.