Charles Wheatstone

Physicist, Inventor

1802 – 1875

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Who was Charles Wheatstone?

Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS, was an English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era, including the English concertina, the stereoscope, and the Playfair cipher. However, Wheatstone is best known for his contributions in the development of the Wheatstone bridge, originally invented by Samuel Hunter Christie, which is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance, and as a major figure in the development of telegraphy.

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Born
Feb 6, 1802
Gloucester
Also known as
  • Sir Charles Wheatstone
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • United Kingdom
Died
Oct 19, 1875
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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