Morse, Samuel F.B.

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Morse, Samuel F.B. Gender: M
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
born on 27 April 1791 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Charlestown, Massachusetts, 42n23, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°15' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°04 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°21'

Samuel F.B. Morse


American portrait painter and inventor who contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.

At 8:45 AM on 24 May 1844, Morse used his code to telegraph the now-famous words, "What hath God wrought," from the Supreme Court chamber in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to the B&O's Mount Clare Station in Baltimore, Maryland.

Morse married twice and had seven children. He died in New York City at 8 PM on 2 April 1872, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Great Achievement 24 May 1844 at 08:45 AM in Washington (Sent first telegraph message by Morse code)
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  • Death by Disease 2 April 1872 at 8:00 PM in New York (Pneumonia, age 82)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection spec. Old-file has 4:15 AM LMT.

Starkman rectified it to 4.30.15 LMT Asc 22Ari44'.

Sy Scholfield quotes time of death from The New York Times Book of the Dead: Obituaries of Extraordinary People by William McDonald (Hachette UK, 2016): "Prof. Morse died last evening at 8'o'clock."

The time of the telegraph on 24 May 1844 is given on the original tape preserved in a museum, viewable on Youtube.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Portrait painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of telegraph)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book