Name: Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Born: April 27, 1791, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
Death: April 2, 1872 (Age: 80)
- 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 Württemberg (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."