The Great Westmen:

Science and Technology

Guglielmo Marconi

Featured Accomplishment: Development of radio science and practice.
Born: April 25, 1874, Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20, 1937, Rome, Italy
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics
  The invention of radio communication spanned many decades of experimental investigation of radio waves, the establishment of theoretical underpinnings, engineering and technical developments. Marconi and Tesla can both given credit for the invention of the radio.

  Marconi’s historical radio transmission utilized a Heinrich Hertz spark arrester, a Popov antenna, and an Edouard Branly coherer for the simple device that was to go on to become the modern radio. Russians will claim that Popov was the actual inventor, and there are articles that even speculate that Chandra Bose who developed an improved version of the Branly coherer invented radio. Regardless, Marconi’s achievements and commercialization of radio are unparalleled