Biography of Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA, 27 April 1791 - died in New York City, New York, USA, 2 April 1872 at age 80 years) was an inventor from the United States. Morse is also a painter, but he is more famous for inventing the electric telegraph. Together with his assistant Alexander Bain alphabet he created specifically for use in the telegraph, the so-called Morse code.

He was inspired to create an electric telegraphy when he saw a passenger on the ship he was traveling exhibit of the electromagnet. Morse produced the first electric telegraph was useful in 1835. In 1843 he obtained a U.S. $ 30,000 from Congress for the experimental line from Washington, DC to Baltimore and on May 24, 1844 he sent the first message through telegraphy America, from Washington to Baltimore, with the Morse code: "What hath God wrought", the words in that message is, "What has God written?"

Morse lived to old age. He had witnessed the telegraph lines were installed throughout the world including submarine cables. On the anniversary of eighty. A statue of him was unveiled in Central Park, New York in recognition of his services. A year after he died.

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