Inventor of the English ConcertinaEdit
Sir Charles Wheatstone was born on the 6th of February 1802, in Gloucester, England. He invented the English concertina, and patented it on the 19th of June 1829. Wheatstone's company remained a major producer of concertinas for much of the 20th Century, and the name lives on in a small operation in England producing custom concertinas.
Wheatstone also invented the stereoscope (the toy known as Viewmaster being a popular brand of these today). He is also remembered as a pioneer in telegraphic communications.
Wheatstone died on the 19th of October 1875, while visiting Paris, France. Cause of death was inflammation of the lungs caused by the common cold.