Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Guglielmo Marconi
Born: April 25, 1874, in Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Death: July 20, 1937 (Age: 63)
- An Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. In October 1902, Guglielmo Marconi was able to telegraph the letter "S" across the English Channel which became the first successful transalantic radiotelegraph message.
- Entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi made a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.
Honors and awards
- Radio Hall of Fame (1988).
- Inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame (1977).
- Made a marquess by King Victor Emmanuel II (1929).
- Franklin Institute's Franklin Medal (1918).
- Nobel Prize in Physics (1909).