Did Thomas Edison accidentally invent the lightbulb?
In an 1898 interview, Thomas A. Edison said, “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph.”
Who invented the lightbulb before Edison?
The electrochemist Humphry Davy demonstrated lights of both kinds in the early 1800s. At the age of only twenty-two, Davy was made a lecturer at the new Royal Institution in London.