Guglielmo Marconi

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Guglielmo MarconiName: Guglielmo Marconi

Born: April 25, 1874, in Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy

Death: July 20, 1937 (Age: 63)

Computer-related contributions

  • 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).