- Category : Inventor
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (8,20,33,48)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
American inventor and businessman who patented over a thousand inventions that included an electric voice recorder, 1868, a phonograph, 1877, an incandescent electric lamp, 1879, a movie projector, 1891 and a talking motion picture in 1913, an incredible creative genius.
He was a sickly child and after a bout with scarlet fever, began to lose his hearing. By 12, he was completely deaf in one ear and gradually lost the hearing in the other by his last years. His schooling was limited to three months of elementary school, which he left after hearing a teacher call him "addled." To satisfy his hunger for learning, he was a lifetime voracious reader.
Edison's first wife died, leaving him with three kids. He was a distracted, impatient father and more harsh with those children than with the three he had with his second wife. He chewed tobacco, which left his teeth brown, and dressed carelessly. He slept little and worked incessantly.
Edison died of uremic poisoning on 10/18/1931, West Orange, NJ. His last words were reported to be "It is very beautiful over there."