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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 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 2,797,380 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Guglielmo Marconi is the 9th most popular inventor, the 61st most popular biography from Italy (down from 45th in 2019) 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

Among inventors, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 9 out of 355Before him are Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and Karl Benz. After him are Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, Charles Babbage, Louis Daguerre, George Stephenson, and Samuel Morse.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 2Before him is Winston Churchill. After him are Robert Frost, Arnold Schoenberg, Harry Houdini, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Edward Thorndike, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. Among people deceased in 1937, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 4Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, and Maurice Ravel. After him are Alfred Adler, John D. Rockefeller, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, and George Gershwin.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi ranks 61 out of 4,088Before him are Romulus Augustulus (460), Vitruvius (-75), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), and Pope John XXIII (1881). After him are Fibonacci (1170), Livy (-59), Saint Valentine (226), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), and Antonio Stradivari (1644).

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).