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Nikola Tesla
Birth: Jul. 9, 1856
Death: Jan. 7, 1943
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Scientist, Inventor. A Serbian immigrant born in Smiljan, Croatia (part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire at the time), he arrived in New York a well trained and educated man but penniless. Some of his patented inventions: a system of electrical transmission of power, an electro-magnetic motor, a system of electrical distribution, a dynamo-electrical machine, a regulation system for alternating current motors. He patented a method of operating arc lamps. He is conceded to be the greatest inventor of all times His inventions made radio and TV possible. Without his induction motor, nearly everything that moves on wheels would stop. His inventions made possible cheap electrical light and energy as well as travel on street cars, subways, and electrical railroads. He pointed the way to the automatic pilot, to the rocket airplane, and to the robot bomb. He discovered the nature of cosmic rays. He produced the first bolt of man-made lightning. He harnessed Niagara Falls. Although others made great fortunes from his inventions, Tesla never became financially wealthy. He did however establish a permanent reputation as one of the greatest visionary scientists in the history of physics. To this day scientists scour his notebooks for insights for possible new discoveries and inventions. Tesla died in the Hotel New Yorker. A state funeral was held at St. John The Divine Cathedral in New York City. He was cremated and his ashes ere interned in a golden sphere, Tesla's favorite physical shape. They are on permanent display at the Tesla Museum in Belgrade along with his death mask. 

Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis
Nikola Tesla Museum
City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
Plot: Third room
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Rest in heavenly peace, Nikola.
- Patrick Flahive
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