On June 2, 1896, British patent No.12039, for a radio was granted to radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. Beating Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov, a Russian Radio inventor, to the punch of being the grandfather of radio, as we all know, it is who has the patent is the one who wins.
June 2nd 1896
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With his newly created Tesla coils, the inventor soon discovered that he could transmit and receive powerful radio signals when they were tuned to resonate at the same frequency.
- Guglielmo Marconi – Inventions – HISTORY.com
Italian inventor and engineer Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) developed, demonstrated and marketed the first successful long-distance wireless telegraph and in 1901 broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal.
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Controversy still reigns over the question of who invented the radio, but there is little doubt that Guglielmo Marconi made the most of his ability to turn it into a commercial product.
- Guglielmo Marconi: The Invention of Radio
Early in the 19th century, Michael Faraday, an English physicist, demonstrated that an electrical current could produce a magnetic field.
- Guglielmo Marconi – Wikipedia
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/); 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 and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is usually 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”.