Name: Nikola Tesla
Born: July 10, 1856, Smiljan, Austrian Empire (Croatian Military Frontier)
Death: January 7, 1943
Computer related contributions
- Inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer.
- Best known for developing the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system.
- Tesla's patents and theoretical work also formed the basis of wireless communication and the radio.
- Tesla became reclusive towards the end of his life, living alone in a New York City hotel room and only appearing occasionally to make unusual statements to the press.
- My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla
Honors and awards
- Order of St. Sava (1892)
- Elliott Cresson Medal (1894)
- Edison Medal (1916)
- John Scott Medal (1934)
"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."