Guglielmo Marconi

1874 - 1937

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Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his creation of a practical radio wave–based wireless telegraph system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guglielmo Marconi has received more than 4,266,623 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 107 in 2019). Guglielmo Marconi is the 10th most popular inventor, the 62nd most popular biography from Italy and the 2nd most popular Italian Inventor.

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who is most famous for his contributions to the development of radio.

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Among inventors, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 10 out of 426Before him are Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Elon Musk, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, and Henry Ford. After him are Charles Babbage, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, Cai Lun, Nikolaus Otto, and Louis Daguerre.

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Among people born in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 3Before him are Winston Churchill, and Robert Frost. After him are Harry Houdini, Arnold Schoenberg, Herbert Hoover, Howard Carter, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Johannes Stark, Max Scheler, and Edward Thorndike. Among people deceased in 1937, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 3Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, and Ernest Rutherford. After him are Alfred Adler, Pierre de Coubertin, Antonio Gramsci, John D. Rockefeller, Maurice Ravel, Erich Ludendorff, Amelia Earhart, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 62 out of 5,161Before him are Lucretius (-94), Enrico Fermi (1901), Saint Lucy (283), Umberto Eco (1932), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Saint Valentine (226). After him are Ötzi (-3345), Vespasian (9), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Federico Fellini (1920), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), and Pope Innocent VII (1339).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

Among inventors born in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 2Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452). After him are Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Antonio Meucci (1808), Johann Maria Farina (1685), Angelo Moriondo (1851), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Max Valier (1895), Giovanni Caselli (1815), and Andrew Viterbi (1935).