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Guglielmo Marconi

Birthdate: 25. April 1874
Date of death: 20. July 1937

Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi FRSA was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission, development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".Marconi was also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 . He succeeded in making an engineering and commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1929, Marconi was ennobled as a Marchese by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and, in 1931, he set up the Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI. Wikipedia

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Quotes Guglielmo Marconi

„So be it, let it be so.“

—  Guglielmo Marconi

Marconi 1898, cited in: Alvin K. Benson (2010) Great Lives from History. p. 759
Content of the first wireless signals sent across the Bristol Channel.

„This new form of communication could have some utility.“

—  Guglielmo Marconi

Marconi, 1899: Cited in: Simon Saunders, ‎Alejandro Aragón-Zavala (2007) Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication. p. 361

„Have I done the world good, or have I added a menace?“

—  Guglielmo Marconi

Marconi, 1934: cited in Raboy, Marc (2016) The Man Who Networked the World, p. 631 https://books.google.com/books?id=qn59DAAAQBAJ&pg=PA631&lpg=PA631#v=onepage&q&f=false|Marconi:

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