Guglielmo Marconi

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Guglielmo Marconi

Born 25 April 1874(1874-04-25)
Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Died 20 July 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
Alma mater University of Bologna
Known for Radio
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physics (1909)
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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[1] 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.[2][3][4] Much of Marconi's work in radio transmission was built upon previous experimentation[5] 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 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.[6][7] 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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  1. "Guglielmo Marconi – The father of long distance radio communication – An engineer's tribute". http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/4137114/4137241/04137304.pdf%3Farnumber%3D4137304&authDecision=-203.
  2. "Guglielmo Marconi: The Nobel Prize in Physics 1909"
  3. "Welcome to IEEE Xplore 2.0: Sir J.C. Bose diode detector received Marconi's first transatlanticwireless signal of December 1901 (the "Italian Navy Coherer"Scandal Revisited)". Ieeexplore.ieee.org. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=658778. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  4. Roy, Amit (2008-12-08). "Cambridge 'pioneer' honour for Bose". The Telegraph (Calcutta: Telegraphindia.com). http://www.telegraphindia.com/1081208/jsp/nation/story_10221833.jsp. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  5. Williams, H. S., & Williams, E. H. (1910). Every-day science. New York: Goodhue Company. Page 54.
  6. Icons of invention: the makers of the modern world from Gutenberg to Gates. ABC-CLIO. http://books.google.com/books?id=WKuG-VIwID8C&pg=PA161&dq=British+High+Court+upheld+patent+7777&hl=en&ei=8hc_TujkFubb0QGUvantAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 07-08-2011.
  7. Ingenious Ireland: A County-by-County Exploration of the Mysteries and Marvels of the Ingenious Irish. Simon and Schuster. http://books.google.com/books?id=exics12jmtwC&pg=PA313&dq=Marconi+successful+at+commercializing+radio&hl=en&ei=wTpATvudJ9OftgeNzMnFBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 07-08-2011.

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