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Born: August 26, 1873

Died: June 30, 1961 (aged 87)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Inventor

Bio: Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electrical signals and amplifies them. De Forest is one of the fathers of the electronic age, as the Audion helped to usher in the widespread use of electronics.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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