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