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    Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937)

    Guglielmo Marconi was born in Bologna on 25 April 1874. His mother was a member of the Jameson whiskey dynasty. As a young man, he became interested in the possibility of wireless transmission and successful sent wireless signals across his father’s estate at Pontecchio, near Bologna, in 1895. The following year, he went to England to develop his invention and set up the Wireless Telegraph an...

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