Guglielmo Marconi’s birthday
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate, 1909
Originally shared by Vladimir Pecha
Today in 1874: Guglielmo Marconi was born (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937).
Marchese Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian electrical engineer and inventor who invented the wireless telegraph (1935) known today as radio. Nobel laureate (1909). In 1894, Marconi began experimenting on the “Hertzian Waves,” the radio waves Heinrich Hertz had first produced in his laboratory a few years earlier. Lacking support from the Italian Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, Marconi turned to the British Post Office. Encouraging demonstrations in London and on Salisbury Plain followed. Marconi obtained the world’s first patent for a system of wireless telegraphy, in 1897, and opened the world’s first radio factory at Chelmsford, England in 1898. In 1900 he took out his famous patent No. 7777 for “tuned or syntonic telegraphy.” Via TiS.