Marconi, Guglielmo

1874-1937

Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. Inventor of a workable system of radio telegraphy.

In 1895 Marconi had developed an apparatus with which he could send signals to a point a few kilometers away with a directional antenna. In 1901, his wireless trans-Atlantic transmission caused a worldwide sensation, and in 1907 a wireless telegraph service was established for public use.

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