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Guglielmo Marconi

Person  Male  Born 25/4/1874  Died 20/7/1937

Categories: Science, Seriously Famous, TV & Radio

Countries: Italy

Born Bologna. Arrived in London, with his mother, in 1896 to patent his method of communication without wires. In 1897 he established the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company, which survived under a number of names (e.g. GEC-Marconi Ltd) until sold to Ericsson in 2006. 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics. Developed the radio telegraph system.

The telegraph operators on the Titanic were employed by Marconi's company. Marconi was called before the inquiry into the disaster and questioned on whether he authorised the operators either to withhold information or to sell their stories to newspapers.

Was an active member of the Italian Fascist party. Died in Rome.

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Guglielmo Marconi

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Marconi birth - Bologna

1907 was the year that a regular transatlantic radio-telegraph service begun ...

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Marconi - EC1

From this site Guglielmo Marconi made the first public transmission of wirele...

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Marconi - W2

Guglielmo Marconi, 1874 - 1937, the pioneer of wireless communication, lived ...

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Marconi - WC2

Marconi House Within this building Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limi...

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