Guglielmo Marconi

Italian inventor and radio pioneer (1874-1937)

Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874, Bologna, Italy – 20 July 1937, Rome) was an Italian physicist and inventor of a successful wireless telegraph.

Guglielmo Marconi, c. 1908


  • So be it, let it be so.
    • Marconi 1898, cited in: Alvin K. Benson (2010) Great Lives from History. p. 759
    • Content of the first wireless signals sent across the Bristol Channel.
  • This new form of communication could have some utility.
    • Marconi, 1899: cited in: Simon Saunders, ‎Alejandro Aragón-Zavala (2007) Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication. p. 361

About Marconi

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 1909 was awarded jointly to Guglielmo Marconi and Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy"
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