Samuel Morse

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Samuel Morse

Name: Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Born: April 27, 1791, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

Death: April 2, 1872 (Age: 80)

Computer-related contributions

  • Co-inventor of the Morse code.
  • American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs.

Honors and awards

  • Great Gold Medal of Arts and Sciences from the King of W├╝rttemberg (1852).
  • Morse's telegraph was recognized as an IEEE Milestone in 1988.


"If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity."