Samuel Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor and painter. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.

Samuel Morse
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 1840
Born
Samuel Finley Breese Morse

(1791-04-27)April 27, 1791
DiedApril 2, 1872(1872-04-02) (aged 80)
EducationYale College
OccupationPainter, inventor
Known forThe invention and transmission of Morse code
Spouse(s)
  • Lucretia Pickering Walker
  • Sarah Elizabeth Griswold
Children7
Parents
RelativesSidney Edwards Morse (brother)
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