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William Fothergill Cooke

William Fothergill Cooke
Born 4 May 1806
Ealing
Died 25 June 1879
Farnham, Surrey
Known for Electrical telegraph

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.

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