General information and resources for students and adult learners.

Morse Code

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) would probably be remembered as a painter, had he not invented the famous dot-and-dash code named after him. Born in Charlestown Massachusetts, he came to London as a young man and exhibited at the Royal Academy and returning to America  he established himself as a quite successful portrait painter. 

In 1826 he founded and became the first president of the National Academy of Design but after a few years, his interest in the electric telegraph led him away from painting and in 1838, the first message by "Morse" telegraph was successfully transmitted.  Morse was involved in a great deal of litigation but was eventually successful in obtaining the rights to his invention.

No comments:

Popular Posts


What is your learning style?

Belling the Cat

Belling the Cat
"I will say that the plan of the young Mouse is very good. But let me ask one question: Who will bell the Cat?"

Blog Archive