Guglielmo Marconi

Italian inventor and radio pioneer (1874–1937) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi FRSA (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874  20 July 1937) was an Italian[1][2][3][4] inventor and electrical engineer, known for his creation of a practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system.[5] This led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio,[6] and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".[7][8][9]

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Guglielmo Marconi
Marconi in 1909
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi

(1874-04-25)25 April 1874
Died20 July 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Alma materUniversity of Bologna
Known forRadio
Scientific career
Academic advisorsAugusto Righi

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). In 1929, Marconi was ennobled as a Marchese (marquis) by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and, in 1931, he set up Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI.