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Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan

basic information

He was born on 31st of October 1828 – 21st of may 1914. Also he was born at Sunderland wearmouth.

famous for

He invented the first light bulb that didn’t set fire or last 0.1 seconds and also, it helped tons of people influence gas . His invention was so important it is used to this very day and also influenced solar power lighting systems.


Joseph swans rival was Thomas Edison and he was his rival because they were trying to make similar items. He was trying to make an long lasting light bulb.


he created the very first non destroying light because before he invented that flames were used and they would set fire to anything near them.

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