Guglielmo Marconi

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 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”.

Marconi was also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company). He succeeded in making an engineering and commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1929, Marconi was ennobled as a Marchese (marquis) by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and, in 1931, he set up the Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI.

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Name(s):
      Guglielmo Marconi
Occupation:
      Inventor and Electrical Engineer
Birth:
      25 April 1874
      Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Death:
      20 July 1937 (aged 63)
      Rome, Italy
Spouse:
      Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali (m. 1927–1937),
      Beatrice O’Brien (m. 1905–1924)
Awards:
      Matteucci Medal (1901)
      Nobel Prize for Physics (1909)
      Albert Medal (1914)
      Franklin Medal (1918)
      IEEE Medal of Honor (1920)
      John Fritz Medal (1923)


Additional Information:

  • 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”.
  • Guglielmo Marconi – Biographical
    Guglielmo Marconi was born at Bologna, Italy, on April 25, 1874, the second son of Giuseppe Marconi, an Italian country gentleman, and Annie Jameson, daughter of Andrew Jameson of Daphne Castle in the County Wexford, Ireland. He was educated privately at Bologna, Florence and Leghorn.
  • Guglielmo Marconi – Inventor, Physicist, Entrepreneur – Biography.com
    Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Nobel Prize-winning physicist/inventor Guglielmo Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication.
  • Guglielmo Marconi | Italian physicist | Britannica.com
    Guglielmo Marconi, (born April 25, 1874, Bologna, Italy—died July 20, 1937, Rome), Italian physicist and inventor of a successful wireless telegraph (1896). In 1909 he received the Nobel Prize for Physics, which he shared with German physicist Ferdinand Braun.
  • 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.
  • Marconi – Marconi History
    Guglielmo Marconi sent the first wireless message over 100 years ago. Yet, it’s a moment in time that inspires us today, because it shows us that technology can empower people to do amazing things.
  • Guglielmo Marconi – Biography, Facts and Pictures – Famous Scientists
    The Italian inventor and physicist, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun for their development of practical wireless telegraphy.

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