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Guglielmo Marconi
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Born (1874-04-25)25 April 1874
Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Died 20 July 1937(1937-07-20) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
Alma mater University of Bologna
Known for Radio
Awards Nobel Prize for Physics (1909)
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Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer. He was a pioneer of long-distance radio transmission, which he used to build up a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often named as the inventor of radio. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun.

Much of Marconi's work in radio transmission was built on previous experimentation, and work by others. When he was twenty years old he learned of the experiments of Hertz, Popov, Lodge, Bose, and Tesla. He began his own experiments.

As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi became wealthy in the business of radio, mainly for ships at sea. In 1924, he was ennobled as Marchese Marconi. Back in Italy, he went on to become a member of the Grand Council of Fascism.

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