Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. His most notable inventions include phonograph and, although he didn’t develop it from scratch, a light bulb.

Early life

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, but when he was seven his family moved to Port Huron, Michigan. He was the youngest of seven children. When Edison was young, everyone called him AI, because he was very curious and asked a lot of questions. He was also nearly deaf, due to childhood illness.


Edison didn’t receive a lot of formal education as a child, as he did very poorly and was kicked out of school only three months after starting. He was then home-schooled by his mother, who was previously a teacher. She taught him reading, writ