Jozef Murgas


Birthday February 17, 1864

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Tajov, Slovakia

DEATH DATE May 11, 1929 (65)

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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.


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.