Marconi lived a particularly full life. He was not only a pioneer in the field of radio communications and electronics, but he also became a senator in the Italian government.
In view of the amount he did, there are many fascinating facts associated with the life of Guglielmo Marconi and many memorable quotes Marconi made associated with his work in radio communications as well as with his political life..
Guglielmo Marconi facts
A summary of some of the chief facts about Guglielmo Marconi:
|Key Guglielmo Marconi Facts|
|Birth date||25th April 1874|
|Birth place||Bologna, Northern Italy|
|Father||Guiseppe Marconi, a wealthy Italian widower.|
|Mother||Annie Jameson - from Irish / Scottish family|
|Death||20 July 1937|
|Education||Private tuition during travels accompanying his mother, then a time at the Technical Institute of Leghorn.|
|Technical qualifications||None. He finished his formal education without gaining any qualifications.|
|Move to England||February 1896|
|First demonstrations in England||July 1896 between rooftops in London|
|First demonstration across water||Summer 1897 across the Bristol Channel|
|First transmission across English Channel||1899 between South Foreland in Kent, England and Wimereux near Bologne in France|
|Marconi's company founded||20 July 1897 - named "The Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company Limited."|
|First commercial installation of Marconi equipment||In 1900 on board German liner, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse|
|Main assistants and consultants||
George Kemp - joined 1897
R N Vyvyan
Prof. Ambrose Fleming - consultant and professor at University College London
|First transatlantic transmission||12 December 1901|
|Most famous patent||Patent 7777 that describes the effects of tuning to reduce interference between transmitters on different wavelengths|
|First Wife||Bea, Beatrice, nee O'Brien (1882-1976), a daughter of Edward Donough O'Brien|
|Second Wife||Maria Cristina nee Bezzi-Scali (1900-1994), only daughter of Francesco, Count Bezzi-Scali.|
Luicia, February 1906-1906 (f)
Degna, 1908 - 1997 (f)
Vittorio Giovanni Giulio, 1910 - 1971 (m)
Gioia Iolanda, 1916 - 1996 (f)
And with Maria Cristina:-
Maria Elettra Elena Anna, 1930 -
There are many more Marconi facts of interest that can be gathered. Here we have tried to assemble a selection of facts that illustrate the highlights of Marconi's life.
Guglielmo Marconi quotes
There are many Guglielmo Marconi quotes that have been captured and make interesting reading;
- Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.
- In the new era, thought itself will be transmitted by radio.
- The mystery of life is certainly the most persistent problem ever placed before the thought of man. . . . . . The inability of science to solve it is absolute. This would be truly frightening were it not for faith.
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Volta Ampere Armstrong Appleton Babbage Bardeen Brattain Edison Faraday R A Fessenden Fleming Heaviside Hertz Ohm Oersted Gauss Hedy Lamarr Lodge Marconi Maxwell Morse H J Round Shockley Tesla
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