Marconi Facts & Quotes

A summary of facts about Guglielmo Marconi along with quotes of things he said..


Guglielmo Marconi Biography Includes:

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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
Fact Details
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
William Paget
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.
Children With Beatrice:-
  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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