Nikola Tesla Biography

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.

Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before immigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric power development was also involved in the corporate struggle between making alternating current or direct current the power transmission standard, referred to as the War of Currents. Tesla went on to pursue his ideas of wireless lighting and electricity distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs and made early pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Nikola Tesla
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Scientist, Futurist
Ethnicity:
Serbs, Serbian American, Serbs of Croatia, Croatian A
Date of Birth:
July 10, 1856
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
January 7, 1943
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Coronary thrombosis
Nikola Tesla Timeline
  • 1904-03-05
    Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.
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