Nikola Tesla

1856 - 1943

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; pronounced [nǐkola têsla]; 10 July 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 25,104,307 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Nikola Tesla ranks 4 out of 323Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johannes Gutenberg. After him are James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, and Samuel Morse.

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

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Nikola Tesla ranks 1 out of 376After him are Diocletian (244), Rüstem Pasha (1500), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Pope John IV (600), János Kádár (1912), Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Leopold Ružička (1887), Pope Caius (250), and Franz von Suppé (1819).

Among INVENTORS In Croatia

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

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