Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Born: July 10, 1856

Died: January 7, 1943

Nationality: American

Occupation: Inventor

Biography: Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. He is best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current electrical supply system. Tesla's patents and theoretical work helped form the basis of wireless communication and radio.

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Source/Notes: Western Union Telegram to Croatian Leader Dr. Vlatko Macek (25 May 1936)

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Source/Notes: To a secretary, as quoted in Tesla: Man Out of Time (1998) by Margaret Cheney, ISBN 0743215362, p.165 (footnote)