|Name:||Lars Magnus Ericsson|
|Birth Day:||May 5, 1846|
|Death Date:||Dec 17, 1926 (age 80)|
As per our current Database, Lars Magnus Ericsson died on Dec 17, 1926 (age 80).
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His father died when he was 11, leaving young Lars alone with his mother and two sisters.
Lars Magnus was born in Värmskog, Värmland, and grew up in the small village of Vegerbol located between Karlstad and Arvika. At the age of 12, Ericsson's father died forcing him to seek work as a miner. He worked until he had money enough to leave the village and move to Stockholm in 1867. He then worked for six years for an instrument maker named Öllers & Co. who mainly created telegraph equipment. Because of his skills, he was given two state scholarships to study instrument making abroad between 1872 and 1875. One of the companies he worked at was Siemens & Halske.
Upon his return to Sweden in 1876, he founded a small mechanical workshop together with his friend Carl Johan Andersson who had also worked at Öllers & Co.. This workshop was actually a former kitchen of some 13 m situated at Drottninggatan 15 in the most central part of Stockholm. Here, he started a telephone company by analyzing Bell company and Siemens telephones and creating his own copies in their image. It was not until they started cooperating with Henrik Tore Cedergren in 1883 that the company would start to grow into the Ericsson corporation.
After his death in 1926, he was buried at Hågelby gård in Botkyrka. At his explicit request, there is no headstone marking his grave.
Currently, Lars Magnus Ericsson is 175 years, 2 months and 19 days old. Lars Magnus Ericsson will celebrate 176th birthday on a Thursday 5th of May 2022.
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