Happy birthday Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi
Is that freedom rock?!

Quick Facts

Birthday: April 251874

Nationality: Italian

Famous: Scientists Italian Men

Died At Age: 63

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born In: Bologna

Famous As: InventorFamily:

Spouse/Ex-: Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Mother: Annie Jameson

Siblings: Alfonso Marconi

Children: Degna Marconi, Gioia Marconi Braga, Giulio Marconi, Lucia Marconi, Maria Eletra Elena Anna Marconi

Died On: July 201937

Place Of Death: Rome

City: Bologna, Italy

Founder/Co-Founder: CMC Electronics, Marconi Company, Marconi Wireless

“Say you don’t know me, or recognize my face
Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
We got too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don’t you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an’ roll”

-Jefferson airplane after the drugs wore off-

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian engineer and inventor who successfully demonstrated the working of long-distance wireless telegraph and radio signal. This Nobel-prize winner was born into a wealthy and educated family, and was first educated in Bologna and Florence, later moving to a technical school in Leghorn. As a boy he was impressed by the works of Hertz, Maxwell and Lodge. He began experimenting in his father’s estate and was successful in sending wireless signals over short distances, greater than a mile. He took his machine to England where his invention was received with enthusiasm. One of the interested parties was British Post Office. Within a year, his successful endeavour of broadcasting to 12 miles, Marconi applied for his first patent. Determined to establish that wireless waves were not influenced by the curves of Earth, he transmitted his historic wireless signals across the Atlantic. The claims of his transatlantic signal were however never quite verified. Marconi continuously explored the various possibilities of the usage of radio waves beyond the spectrum of telecommunications. His experimentation resulted in discovering the use of microwave in physical therapy. Guglielmo, as an entrepreneur was quite conservative when it came to patents, as he never disclosed the full design until the patent was given to him, allowing him to realize the full monetary benefit


  • In the year 1943, the US Supreme Court declared that Marconi’s radio patent was invalid as other scientists like Nikola Tesla has already discovered certain theories related to wireless telegraphy before him.