John Peake Knight
(1828-1886)

Died aged c. 58

John Peake Knight (13 December 1828 – 23 July 1886) was a railway engineer and inventor, credited with inventing the first traffic light.

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John Peake Knight 1828-86 Inventor of the world's first traffic lights which were erected here 9th Dec. 1868

12 Bridge Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom where they was