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Guglielmo Marconi


Guglielmo Marconi

Inventor (1874-1937)


Born in Bologna, Marconi is often considered the inventor of radio. In 1901, usingequipment of his own devising, he received in Newfoundland the firsttransatlantic Morse code signal(sent from England). His development of theshipboard radio enabled the luxury liner Carpathia to turn course and rush to therescue of 717 survivors of the 1912 Titanic disaster. Marconi shared the 1909Nobel Prize in physics with Karl Braun for “contributions to the development ofwireless telegraphy.” (Provided by Fra Noi/Written by Peter D’Epiro)For more geniuses, go to https://www.jccia.com/genius

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