Jozef Murgas

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Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
Tajov, Slovakia
Death Date
May 11, 1929 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
Tajov, Slovakia
Death Date
May 11, 1929 (65)

About

Scientist and Roman Catholic priest whose experiments made the first wireless radio transmissions possible. Engineering was hardly his only interest - he also dabbled in the natural sciences, avidly campaigned for his countrymen, and was a Catholic priest to a Slovak parish in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Before Fame

His skill in painting was noticed by the school headmaster.

Trivia

President Theodore Roosevelt visited his laboratory in 1905.

Family Life

His parents' encouragement to pursue whatever his interest was helped him to become a Renaissance Man.

Associated With

His work inspired Thomas Edison.