Nikola Tesla


Nikola Tesla

1856 - 1943

July,10 1856 Nikola Tesla Is Born Tesla was born to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire near the town of Gospić, in the territory of modern-day Croatia.

July 10, 1856

1875 Tesla Enrolls At Austrian Polytechnic At the Polytechnic school Tesla began his studies in mechanical and electrical engineering.


1882 Tesla Identifies Magnetic Induction Field Principle In 1882, Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla identified the rotating magnetic induction field principle used in alternators and pioneered the use of


1882 Nikola Tesla begins working for Continental Edison In 1882 Tesla moved to Paris, to work as an engineer for the Continental Edison Company, designing improvements to electric equipment .


Jun 6 1884 Tesla arrives in the United States On 6 June 1884, Tesla first arrived in the United States, in New York City with little besides a letter of recommendation from Charles Batchelor, a forme

Jun 6 1884

1885 Nikola Tesla quits working for Edison Tesla claims he was offered US$50,000 (~ US$1.1 million in 2007, adjusted for inflation) if he redesigned Edison's inefficient motor and generators, making


1886 Nikola Tesla forms Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company The Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing was a company formed by Nikola Tesla in 1886.


1887 War of Currents era begins During the initial years of electricity distribution, Edison's direct current was the standard for the United States and Edison was not inclined to lose all his patent


May 16 1888 Tesla Delivers Lecture: A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers At an AIEE meeting on May 16, 1888, Nikola Tesla delivered a lecture entitled A New System of Alternati

May 16 1888

1891 Nikola Tesla Patents the Tesla Coil A Tesla coil is a type of resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891.


Jan 7 1943 Nikola Tesla Dies Tesla died of heart failure alone in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel, on 7 January 1943.

Jan 7 1943

1960 'Tesla' Defined As a Unit of Measure