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 Alexander Stepanovich Popov

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Alexander Stepanovich Popov

  • Birth 16 Mar 1859 Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
  • Death 13 Jan 1906 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
  • Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
  • Memorial ID 12448492

Scientist. Guglielmo Marconi became known as the inventor of the radio around the world, but it was Popov who on May 7, 1895, in a lecture before the Russian Physicist Society of St. Petersburg, stated he had transmitted and received signals at an intervening distance of 6 hundred yards. Marconi, using equipment very similar to Popov's, successfully transmitted and received signals within the limits of his father's estate at Bologna, Italy. Popov's radio system earned him a Grand Gold Medal for research at the Paris International Exposition of 1900.

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  • Originally Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 21 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12448492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Stepanovich Popov (16 Mar 1859–13 Jan 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12448492, citing Literatorskie Mostki, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .