Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2020

Nikola Tesla – Inventor and Discoverer

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1.    DISCOVERS THE ROTATING FIELD AND INVENTS THE FIRST ALTERNATING CURRENT MOTOR

2.    INVENTS THE TESLA COIL TO STUDY HIGH-FREQUENCY ALTERNATING CURRENT AT VERY HIGH VOLTAGES

3.    PROLIFERATION OF INVENTIONS RELATED TO THE PRODUCTION AND WIRED DISTRIBUTION OF ALTERNATING CURRENT

4.    TOGETHER WITH WESTINGHOUSE, HE CONTRIBUTES TO INSTALL THE FIRST AC HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

5.    INVENTS RADIO BEFORE MARCONI

6.    INVENTS WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

7.    INVENTS RADIO-CONTROLLED DEVICES

8.    DISCOVER X-RAYS BEFORE RÖNTGEN

9.    INVENTS THE DISC TURBINE

10.  IS THE FIRST TO SET THE PRINCIPLE OF RADAR

11.  INVENTS THE FIRST VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT

12.  FILED APPROXIMATELY 200 PATENTS, THE EXACT NUMBER OF HIS INVENTIONS REMAINS UNDETERMINED TO THIS DAY.

13.  IS ENDOWED WITH EXCEPTIONAL INTELLECTUAL CAPACITIES (MENTAL CONCEPTION, PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY)

14.  SPEAKS AND WRITES A DOZEN LANGUAGES

15.  OBTAINS MANY AWARDS AND IS MADE HONORARY DOCTOR OF SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES

16.  BECOMES A VEGETARIAN

17.  IS FOR WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE

18.  AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

19.  DEEPLY BELIEVER

Photograph of Nikola Tesla presumably at age 25.

This photograph was taken, in 1882 or 1883, by Henri Dupont of the Studio Blanc located at 11, rue de Buci in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

Smiljan
On the left, the house where Nikola Tesla is born, on the right the church where his father officiated.

Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 in Smiljan, a small village in the Kingdom of Croatia. At that time, this one was a part of the Austrian Empire.

The Tesla family is originally from Serbia and the name Tesla (i.e. тесла in Cyrillic) is the Serbian word for adze, a woodworking tool.

Nikola’s father Milutin Tesla
Nikola’s mother Djuka Tesla

In 1862, Milutin Tesla was assigned to the parish of Gospić and the family moved to this small town.

In 1870, Nikola Tesla went to live with his aunt in Karlovac.

From 1875 to 1877, he studied electrical engineering at the Graz Polytechnic Institute, now the Graz University of Technology

 

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Nikola Tesla – Inventor and Discoverer