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Nikola Tesla's Biography

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Smiljan, birthplace of Nikola Tesla

He was born in the village of Smiljan, in Lika, on July 10, 1856. He finished elementary school in his tenth year. From 1866-1870 he attended high school in Gospić and graduated in 1873 in Karlovac. He enrolled the college in Graz and graduated in Prague in 1880. Then he got a job at the Telegraph Company in Budapest, where he worked out the principle of the rotating magnetic field.

From 1882, he worked in the Paris branch of Edison’s company and there presented his ideas. Then he went to work in Strasbourg, where he worked during 1883. He moved to the USA in 1884, where he remained for the rest of his life. As a talented expert, he was immediately employed by Edison, with whom he soon parted company. In the following years, he reports numerous inventions:

Among other things, from 1889-1890 a high voltage generator, and then many others. Some believe that during his lifetime, he reported or created about a thousand inventions in electrical engineering as well as in other fields. Many are in use today, but others have been lost due to the incredible carelessness of people. In 1892, he came to Europe and visited Belgrade.

He died on January 7, 1943, forgotten and poor in a room of the modest New Yorker hotel in New York. Only ten closest acquaintances attended the funeral.


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