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Nikola Tesla

1856 - 1943

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Nikola Tesla ( TESS-lə; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла, pronounced [nǐkola têsla]; 10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree, gaining practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. In 1884 he emigrated to the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikola Tesla has received more than 34,503,950 page views. His biography is available in 158 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 147 in 2019). Nikola Tesla is the 3rd most popular inventor (up from 4th 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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Among inventors, Nikola Tesla ranks 3 out of 354Before him are Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison. After him are Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elon Musk, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, and Charles Babbage.

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

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Nikola Tesla ranks 1 out of 589After him are Josip Broz Tito (1892), Diocletian (244), Rüstem Pasha (1500), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Franjo Tuđman (1922), Valentinian I (321), Laura Antonelli (1941), János Kádár (1912), Pope John IV (600), and Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711).

Among INVENTORS In Croatia

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