Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola's father was a priest and his mother managed the family’s farm. In 1863 Tesla’s brother was killed in a accident. The shock of the loss unsettled the 7-year-old Tesla, who reported seeing visions, the first signs of his lifelong mental illnesses. Tesla studied math and physics at the Technical University of Graz and philosophy at the University of Prague. In 1882, while on a walk, he came up with the idea for a brushless AC motor, making the first sketches of its rotating electromagnets in the sand of the path. Tesla arrived in New York in 1884 and was hired as an engineer at Thomas Edison’s Manhattan headquarters. After an unsuccessful attempt to start his own Tesala light


1856- Born1863-start of mental illness 1884-hierd by Thomas Edison 1888-invented indution motor 1943- death

In 1902 created the firstalternating current (AC) motor and developed AC generation and transmission technology. 1890s Tesla invented electric oscillators, meters, improved lights and the high-voltage transformer known as the Tesla coil.

Lasting Impact

Tesla created the ac motar which help us run machines so we can have modern day appliences like cars and others.


Nikola Tesla




company, Tesla found backers to support his research into alternating current. In 2 years he was granted more than 30 patents for his inventions and invited to address the American Institute of Electrical Engineers on his work. Tesla lived his last decades in a New York hotel, working on new inventions even as his energy and mental health faded. Tesla died in his room on January 7, 1943. Later that year the U.S. Supreme Court voided four of Marconi’s key patents, belatedly acknowledging Tesla’s innovations in radio.


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