|Born||25 April 1874
Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
|Died||20 July 1937 (aged 63)
|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize for Physics (1909)|
Guglielmo Marconi (ɡuʎˈʎɛːlmo marˈkoːni; 25 April 1874-20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, known for being a major part of inventing long distance radio communication and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often named as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun for their help. Much of Marconi's work in radio transmission was built upon previous experimentation and the work by others such as Hertz, Maxwell, Faraday, Popov, Lodge, Fessenden, Stone, Bose, and Tesla. As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of the The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi made a successful business of radio by creating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1924, he was ennobled as Marchese Marconi. Back in Italy, he went on to become a member of the Grand Council of Fascism.
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