William D. Coolidge bio

Birth Name: William D. Coolidge

Occupation: Engineer

Place Of Birth: Massachusetts

Date Of Birth: October 23, 1873

Date Of Death: February 3, 1975

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William D. Coolidge was born on the 23rd of October, 1873. He was known for being a Engineer. His improvement on the tungsten filaments helped create the modern light bulbs and the first X-ray tube. He was the Director of the Research Laboratory at General Electric, where he developed ductile tungsten, replacing carbon in light bulbs.

William D. Coolidge was born in Massachusetts. He studied at MIT before going to Germany to reeve his doctorate from the University of Leipzig. His greatest invention, a vacuum tube for easily generating x-rays, became an indispensible part of medical practices everywhere, and is still sometimes called the ‘Coolidge tube’.

William D. Coolidge was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William D. Coolidge was born in 1870s.

William D. Coolidge 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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William D. Coolidge’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William D. Coolidge’s parents.

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Personal Life

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William D. Coolidge was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: William D. Coolidge
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: William D. Coolidge was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William D. Coolidge was born in the Year of the Ox. 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: William D. Coolidge had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

William D. Coolidge’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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