Guglielmo Marconi

1874 - 1937

Guglielmo Marconi

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 pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission, development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. He is 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".Marconi was also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guglielmo Marconi has received more than 2,561,890 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 9 out of 323Before him are Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, and Henry Ford. After him are Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, Charles Babbage, George Stephenson, and Nikolaus Otto.

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Among people born in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 2Before him is Winston Churchill. After him are Robert Frost, Harry Houdini, Arnold Schoenberg, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Johannes Stark, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, and Edward Thorndike. Among people deceased in 1937, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 1After him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Alfred Adler, Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, John D. Rockefeller, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, George Gershwin, and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 45 out of 3,282Before him are Tiberius (-42), Pope John XXIII (1881), Florence Nightingale (1820), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Pope Paul VI (1897), and Pope John Paul I (1912). After him are Pope Pius XII (1876), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Maria Montessori (1870), Fibonacci (1170), Vespasian (9), and Umberto Eco (1932).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

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

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