Guglielmo Marconi

Physicist, Inventor

1874 – 1937

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Who was Guglielmo Marconi?

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor, known for his pioneering work on long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy". As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of the The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1924, he was ennobled as a Marchese.

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Born
Apr 25, 1874
Bologna
Parents
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Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Anglicanism
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Bedford School
  • Rugby School
  • University of Florence
  • University of Bologna
  • Honorary degree, University of Liverpool
  • Honorary degree, University of Cambridge
  • Honorary degree, University of Oxford
  • Honorary degree, University of Glasgow
Employment
  • Post Office Ltd
    (1896 - 1903)
Lived in
  • Bologna
Died
Jul 20, 1937
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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