Granville Woods

Granville Woods bio

Birth Name: Granville Woods

Occupation: Person

Place Of Birth: Columbus

Date Of Birth: April 23, 1856

Date Of Death: January 30, 1910

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Granville Woods was born on the 23rd of April, 1856. She was famous for being a Person. ‘The Black Edison’ who recorded over 50 patents to his name over his long career and who strived to make a safer and better public transportation system. He was the first African American to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War.

Granville Woods was born in Columbus. He had little formal schooling; his education stopped early in his teens when he went to work as an apprentice. One of the few African American inventors, he filed a number of patents, including the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains, but other inventors claimed ownership of many of them.

Granville Woods was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Granville Woods was born in 1850s.

Granville Woods is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Granville Woods’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Granville Woods’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Granville Woods kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Granville Woods was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: Granville Woods
NICKNAME: Granville
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Granville Woods was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Granville Woods was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Granville Woods had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Granville Woods’s birth sign is Taurus and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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