Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS

Died aged c. 73

Sir Charles Wheatstone /ˈwiːtstən/ FRS FRSE DCL LLD (6 February 1802 – 19 October 1875), was an English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era, including the English concertina, the stereoscope (a device for displaying three-dimensional images), and the Playfair cipher (an encryption technique). 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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Sir Charles Wheatstone 1802-1875 scientist and inventor lived here

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