Ten fun facts about Guglielmo Marconi


Fact 1
Marconi founded The Wireless Telegraph&Signal Company in 1897.

Fact 2
In 1924 he was ennobled by the King of Italy. He was the first marquis of Marconi.

Fact 3
When he sent a letter telling his success in his experiments to the Ministry of Post and Telegraphs. He never received a response but the Minister said he needed to go to an insane asylum.


Fact 4
It was said that he saved some of the people on the Titanic because of his invention that enable the people to be rescued by the Carpathia.

Fact 5
He was made Senator in the Italian Senate in 1914.

Fact 6
He was married twice. He had his first marriage annulled after they had divorced.

Fact 7
When Marconi died, he left all of his money to his second family. Nothing to his three children from his previous marriage.

Fact 8
In 1909 he won and shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Karl Braun.

Fact 9
He introduced the first radio broadcast of Pope Pius XI in 1931.

Fact 10
His first long-distance, cross country wireless signal was from his base in Fraserburgh to Poldhu in Cornwall.


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An Italian inventor and electrical engineer.