Peter Cooper Hewitt

Peter Cooper Hewitt bio

Birth Name: Peter Cooper Hewitt

Occupation: Person

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: May 5, 1861

Date Of Death: August 25, 1921

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Peter Cooper Hewitt was born on the 5th of May, 1861. He was popular for being a Person. Creator of the first mercury-vapor lamp, a brighter and more durable light source, which was in popular use for decades after. He also developed and tested an early hydrofoil and the mercury arc rectifier, the first rectifier.

Peter Cooper Hewitt was born in New York City. Finding that an electric current passed through a container of gas can create light, he joined other scientists of the mid-19th century in attempting to develop it into a practical device. Finding that his mercury-gas lamps gave off an unpleasing blue light, he decided to find uses for it outside the home; unfortunately for him, a better version appeared just two years after.

Peter Cooper Hewitt was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Peter Cooper Hewitt was born in 1860s.

Peter Cooper Hewitt 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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Peter Cooper Hewitt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Peter Cooper Hewitt’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Peter Cooper Hewitt kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Peter Cooper Hewitt was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: Peter Cooper Hewitt
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Peter Cooper Hewitt 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: Peter Cooper Hewitt was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Peter Cooper Hewitt 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.

Peter Cooper Hewitt’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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