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Nikola Tesla

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Birthday
10, 1856
Birthplace
Smiljan, Croatia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1943 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1856
Birthplace
Smiljan, Croatia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1943 (86)

About

Electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and physicist who invented the electrical motor, arc lighting, and AC power. He did high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York which later led to the invention of radio communication.

Before Fame

He was so proficient at doing calculus in his head that his teachers thought he was cheating.

Trivia

Though his work made him a lot of money, he spent most of it on the experiments themselves and lived much of his life in a series of hotels.

Family Life

Had a brother named Dane and sisters named Milka, Angelina and Marica.

Associated With

He worked for Thomas Edison but resigned after Edison refused to pay him the money he promised.