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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 31,850,257 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 141 in 2019). Nikola Tesla is the 4th most popular inventor, 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

Among inventors, Nikola Tesla ranks 4 out of 355Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johannes Gutenberg. After him are James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, and Charles Babbage.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1856, Nikola Tesla ranks 2Before him is Sigmund Freud. After him are George Bernard Shaw, Philippe Pétain, J. J. Thomson, Woodrow Wilson, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Emil Kraepelin, and Napoléon, Prince Imperial. Among people deceased in 1943, Nikola Tesla ranks 1After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, Isoroku Yamamoto, Karl Landsteiner, Pieter Zeeman, Camille Claudel, Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, Nikolai Vavilov, and Theodor Eicke.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Nikola Tesla ranks 1 out of 518After him are Josip Broz Tito (1892), Diocletian (244), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Franjo Tuđman (1922), Pope John IV (600), Pope Caius (250), János Kádár (1912), and Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711).

Among INVENTORS In Croatia

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