Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla

"Famous Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in what is now Smiljan, Croatia. Tesla's interest in electrical invention was likely spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic, who invented small household appliances in her spare time while her son was growing up. Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, was a priest. Tesla died in New York City on January 7, 1943"

Accomplishments

On the AC electrical system alone, Tesla held 40 basic U.S. patents, which he later sold to George Westinghouse, an American engineer and business man who was determined to supply the nation with the Tesla's AC system. Tesla also invented the first working radio, the fluorescent lightbulb, the remote control, the wireless transmission of electricity and the world's first hydro-electric dam.

Lasting Impact

"Tesla pioneered some of history's the most important inventions. His inventions include the "Tesla coil," developed in 1891, and an alternating-current electrical system of generators, motors and transformers—both of which are still used widely today."

Citations

- Networks, A. &E. (2013). Nikola Tesla Biography. Retrieved from Bio: http://www.biography.com/people/nikola-tesla-9504443?page=1#famed-inventor- Carlson, W. Bernard, Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, Princeton University Press (May 12, 2013), hardcover, 520 pages, ISBN 978-0-691-05776-7- Biography: Nikola Tesla, The Century Magazine, November 1893, Vol. 47

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