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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is considered one of the greatest thinkers and inventors of all time. When Tesla was young, he worked for Thomas Edison. The both had some great ideas, but they also had some big disagreements. Tesla thought alternating current was the way to go, while Edison thought direct current was better. People often think of Edison as the man who invented the lightbulb, but it is possible that Tesla was the real person who had initially created the lightbulb.


1856 - Tesla was born1884 - Works for Edison1884 - Comes to America1885- Quits working for Edison1887 - Began working and making what is today X-rays1892- Descovers X-Ray radiation1899- Moves to a research facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado1916- Declares bankruptcy1943- Tesla died in NY hotel

Nikola Tesla invented the Tesla Coil which could create volts of electricity by the millions. After moving to America, Tesla created the and experimented with the X-ray. Nikola Tesla created things such as robots, spark plugs, electric arc lamp, the X-Ray, bladeless turbines, wireless communication, laser technology, neon lights, remote controls, and the radio.

Nikola Tesla has changed the whole world forever by creating inventions far beyond his own time people use every single day.

Nikola Tesla



Albert Einstein once got asked, "How does it feel to be the smartest man in the world?" Einstein just replied, "Why don't you ask Nikola Tesla?

Lasting Impact

Tesla's research on a death ray was exposed when Tesla himself stated that he designed and tested this new device he had created. Since he hated war, Tesla created a device that could bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy aircraft from over 250 miles away. The device would do this by sending concentrated beams of particles that had tremendous amounts of energy through the air. He thought if every country had this, war would be impossible because every country could protect themselves.

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He was born in Croatia, just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. His father, Milutin, was an Orthodox priest at the church. His mother, Đuka Tesla, had never received a full education, but she had the ability to make home craft tools, and memorize epic poems. Tesla was the fourth out of five children with one older brother and 3 sisters.

Early Life

Tesla had over 700 patents!

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