Guglielmo Marconi

  • guglielmo marconi
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    born
    guglielmo giovanni maria marconi

    (1874-04-25)25 april 1874
    palazzo marescalchi, bologna, italy
    died20 july 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
    rome, italy
    nationalityitalian
    alma materuniversity of bologna
    known forradio
    awards
    • matteucci medal (1901)
    • nobel prize for physics (1909)
    • albert medal (1914)
    • franklin medal (1918)
    • ieee medal of honor (1920)
    • john fritz medal (1923)
    scientific career
    academic advisorsaugusto righi
    signature
    guglielmo marconi signature.svg

    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 pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission,[5] development of marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. he is 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]

    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.[10][11] 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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Guglielmo Marconi
Guglielmo Marconi.jpg
Born
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi

(1874-04-25)25 April 1874
Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Died20 July 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Alma materUniversity of Bologna
Known forRadio
Awards
Scientific career
Academic advisorsAugusto Righi
Signature
Guglielmo Marconi Signature.svg

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 pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission,[5] development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. He is 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]

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.[10][11] 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.