History of Wireless: Guglielmo Marconi

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 08:44

The Father of Wireless Telegraphy

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, (April 25, 1874– July 20, 1937) was an Italian inventor considered by many as the father of wireless data communications. In 1899, Marconi successfully demonstrated long wireless telegraphy by transmitting Morse code across the English Channel, more than 30 km. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.”