Nikola Tesla

Events

Birth

July 10, 1856

Born in Smiljan, a village near Gospic (a small town in Austrian-Empire, now in the Republic of Croatia)

Attends Austrian Polytechnic University in Graz

1875 - 1878

Begins Work in Budapest

1881 - 1882

Starts working for the Central Telegraph Office in Budapest

First Invention: Voice Amplifier For Telephone Receiver

1881

Invents the rotating magnetic field

1882

Leaves Budapest, Employed in Paris

1882 - 1885

leaves Budapest; finds employment in the Edison Continental Company in Paris

Makes the first model of the induction Motor

1883

Leaves Edison’s company and founds the “Tesla Arc Light Co.” in New York.

1885

Makes First Alternating Current Motors and Generators.

1885

Begins the experiments with high-frequency currents. Invents the high-frequency current generator

1890

Invents the wireless telegraphy system/ demonstrates his system of production, transmission and use of alternate currents

1893

Builds laboratory In Colorado Springs

1899

Builds a laboratory in Colorado Springs and performs experiments with the high-frequency transformer (Tesla Coil) of 12 million volts;

Makes the first model of the turbine based on Bernoulli's Equation.

1907

WWI

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

Applies patents for the vertically ascending aeroplane (VTOL);

1928

WW2

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945

Died

Jan 7, 1943

Died in room 3327 on the third floor of the hotel New Yorker of a heart attack