Guglielmo Marconi

Italian inventor and radio pioneer (1874-1937)
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Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer. He was a pioneer of long-distance radio transmission.[1] which he used to build up a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often named as the inventor of radio. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun.[2][3][4]

Guglielmo Marconi
Born(1874-04-25)25 April 1874
Died20 July 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Bologna
Known forRadio
AwardsNobel Prize for Physics (1909)

Much of Marconi's work in radio transmission was built on previous experimentation,[5] and work by others. When he was twenty years old, based on the experiments of Hertz, Popov, Lodge, Bose, and Tesla, Marconi began his own experiments.

As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi became wealthy in the business of radio, mainly for ships at sea.[6][7] In 1924, he was ennobled as Marchese Marconi. Back in Italy, he went on to become a member of the Grand Council of Fascism.


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  2. "Guglielmo Marconi: The Nobel Prize in Physics 1909"
  3. Bondyopadhyay, P. K. (January 1998). "Welcome to IEEE Xplore 2.0: Sir J.C. Bose diode detector received Marconi's first transatlanticwireless signal of December 1901 (the "Italian Navy Coherer"Scandal Revisited)". Proceedings of the IEEE. 86 (1). 259–285. doi:10.1109/5.658778. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  4. Roy, Amit (2008-12-08). "Cambridge 'pioneer' honour for Bose". The Telegraph. Calcutta: Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  5. Williams H.S., & Williams E.H. 1910. Every-day science. New York: Goodhue Company. Page 54.
  6. Icons of invention: the makers of the modern world from Gutenberg to Gates. ABC-CLIO. 2009. ISBN 9780313347436. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  7. Ingenious Ireland: a county-by-county exploration of the mysteries and marvels of the ingenious Irish. Simon and Schuster. December 2003. ISBN 9780684020945. Retrieved 2011-07-08.

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