Nikola Tesla

1856 - 1943

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Nikola Tesla (; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла, [nǐkola têsla]; 10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He is known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla first studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikola Tesla has received more than 39,707,582 page views. His biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 158 in 2019). Nikola Tesla is the 2nd most popular inventor (up from 3rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Croatia and the most popular Croatian Inventor.

Nikola Tesla is most famous for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

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Over the past year Nikola Tesla has had the most page views in the with 3,945,480 views, followed by Spanish (1,327,930), and Russian (765,947). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Manx (51,100.00%), Kabyle (399.20%), and Lombard (169.16%)


Among inventors, Nikola Tesla ranks 2 out of 426Before him are Leonardo da Vinci. After him are Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Elon Musk, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Babbage, and Louis Braille.

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Among people born in 1856, Nikola Tesla ranks 1After him are Sigmund Freud, Philippe Pétain, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Robert Peary, and Emil Kraepelin. Among people deceased in 1943, Nikola Tesla ranks 1After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, Isoroku Yamamoto, Pieter Zeeman, Simone Weil, Karl Landsteiner, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Boris III of Bulgaria, Theodor Eicke, and Sophie Scholl.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Nikola Tesla ranks 1 out of 700After him are Josip Broz Tito (1892), Diocletian (244), Rüstem Pasha (1500), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Franjo Tuđman (1922), János Kádár (1912), Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934), Pope John IV (600), and Pope Caius (250).

Among INVENTORS In Croatia

Among inventors born in Croatia, Nikola Tesla ranks 1After him are Fausto Veranzio (1551), Josip Belušić (1847), and Robert Ludvigovich Bartini (1897).