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Tesla Universe is the culmination of 30 years of research on the greatest inventor of all-time, Nikola Tesla. We are the premier destination for all things Tesla. Over a hundred years ago, Nikola Tesla paved the way for modern technology. Join us as we unravel the mysteries and continue the journey.

In the line of time

July 10th, 1856

Tesla was born "at the stroke of midnight" with lightning striking during a summer storm. He was born to a Serbian family in Smiljan near Gospić, Lika, (the Military Frontier of Austria-Hungary, now in Croatia). The midwife commented, "He'll be a child of the storm," to which his mother replied, "No, of light." Tesla was baptized in the Old Slavonic Church rite. His Baptism Certificate reports that he was born on June 28 (Julian calendar; July 10 in the Gregorian calendar) 1856, and christened by the Serbian orthodox priest, Toma Oklobdžija.

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