William Fothergill Cooke

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birth_date = May 4 1806
birth_place = Ealing
death_date = June 25 1879
death_place = Farnham, Surrey
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Sir William Fothergill Cooke (4 May 1806 – 25 June 1879) was, with Charles Wheatstone, the co-inventor of the Cooke-Wheatstone electrical telegraph, which was patented in May 1837. Together with John Lewis Ricardo he founded the Electric Telegraph Company, the world's first public telegraph company, in 1846.

He was knighted in 1869.

See also

* Samuel Morse

Further reading

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External links

*- See Appendix, Chapter III
* [http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Telegraph/00000023.htm Biography of Sir William Fothergill Cooke]
* [http://www.theiet.org/about/libarc/archives/biographies/cooke.cfm Biography from the Institution of Engineering and Technology]


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