10 Amazing Facts About Nicola Tesla: Unsung Eccentric Hero Of Science


2. He patented the basic system of radio in 1896.

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The invention of radio is often credited to Guglielmo Marconi, who made the first transatlantic radio transmission in 1901. But Tesla developed patents for the basic elements of a radio transmitter that were later used by Marconi, and which they fought about in court.

Source: Earlyradiohistory.us

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