Thomas Edison Age, Birthday, Bio, Zodiac, Family & Fun Facts

Updated at February 9, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team

Thomas Edison Age, Birthday, Birthplace, Bio, Zodiac &  Family

Thomas Edison Facts

Full NameThomas Edison
BirthdateFebruary 11, 1847
Birth PlaceMilan, OH
Age (in 2023)175 Years Old

Thomas Edison Age & Birthday

Thomas Edison is best known as Inventor who has born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, OH. Currently, Thomas Edison is 175 years, 11 months and 26 days old. Thomas Edison will celebrate 176th birthday on Saturday, 11th of February 2023. Below the countdown to Thomas Edison upcoming birthday.

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Thomas Edison Biography


He invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, and became a legend for contributions to telecommunications and industry. With 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, he is considered the fourth most prolific inventor in history.

Before Fame

He sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who were going from Port Huron to Detroit.


His favorite movie was The Birth of a Nation and he felt that the invention of sound in film had ruined the medium.

Family Life

He got married to Mary Stilwell on December 25, 1871, and later married Mina Miller on February 24, 1886. His children include Madeleine Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, and Charles Edison.

Associated With

He became close friends with businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.

Top Asked Questions about Thomas Edison

How old is Thomas Edison in 2023?

Thomas Edison is 175 years old today.

When was Thomas Edison born?

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, OH.

What is Thomas Edison zodiac sign?

Thomas Edison zodiac sign is Aquarius.

What was Thomas Edison best known for?

Thomas Edison was best known as Inventor.

Fun Facts about Thomas Edison's Birthday

Here's quick list of some fun facts about Thomas Edison's birthday you must know including detailed age calculation, western astrology, roman numeral, birthstone and birth flower.

  • Thomas Edison was born on Thursday, 42nd day / 06th week of 1847
  • Thomas Edison has Aquarius zodiac sign and Air element based on western astrology
  • Roman numeral of Thomas Edison birthday is XI.II.MDCCCXLVII
  • Thomas Edison's birthstone is Amethyst
  • Thomas Edison's birth flower is Primrose that symbolize modesty, distinction & virtue
  • Thomas Edison age in year is 175 years old
  • Thomas Edison age in month is 2111 months old
  • Thomas Edison age in day is 64281 days old
  • Thomas Edison age in hour is 1542744 hours old
  • Thomas Edison age in minute is 92564640 minutes old
  • Thomas Edison age in second is 5553878400 seconds old
  • Next Thomas Edison birthday is on Sunday, February 11th 2024
  • Thomas Edison age in next birthday (2024) is 176 years old

Historical Events on Thomas Edison Birthday (February 11)

Below are historical events that coincided with Thomas Edison's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.

1981Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
1990Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
1990Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.
1997Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
1999Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.
2001A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
2006U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
2008Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
2011Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
2013The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.
2014A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
2015A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
2016A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
2017North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
2018Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.
1987The birth of Brian Matusz, American baseball player
1987The birth of Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater
1987The birth of Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist
1988The birth of Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player
1989The birth of Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer
1990The birth of Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer
1990The birth of Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor
1990The birth of Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress
1991The birth of Georgia May Foote, English actress
1991The birth of Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player
1992The birth of Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist
1992The birth of Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist
1993The birth of Ben McLemore, American basketball player
1994The birth of Dansby Swanson, American baseball player
1996The birth of Jonathan Tah, German footballer
2014The death of Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
2014The death of Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)
2014The death of Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)
2015The death of Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)
2015The death of Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2015The death of Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)
2015The death of Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2016The death of Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)
2016The death of Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2017The death of Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)
2017The death of Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)
2018The death of Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)
2018The death of Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)
2018The death of Jan Maxwell, American stage and television actress (b. 1956)
2018The death of Qazi Wajid, Pakistani drama actor, writer and artist (b. 1930)

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