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1856 - 1943.  In 1878 Tesla left home and cut all ties with his family  He began working in Maribor (in modern-day Slovenia) as an assistant Engineer.

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2  In 1878 Tesla left home and cut all ties with his family  He began working in Maribor (in modern-day Slovenia) as an assistant Engineer  After his short stint in Maribor, he began studying in Prague, at the encouragement of his father  After his father died, he quit school again and moved to Budapest (in modern-day Hungary) to work at a telegraph company

3  In 1882 Tesla moved to Paris where he began working for the Continental Edison Company  In the same year he conceived the induction motor and began developing various devices that use rotating magnetic fields for which he received patents in  Soon thereafter Tesla awoke from a dream in which his mother died, and she had. So, he returned to his family’s home to recuperate from her death

4  Because of early disagreements between the two men, Tesla and Edison were frequently found to be at odds with one another  They differed on the most efficient way to produce power  Their dispute was elevated to the point that, even though both were rumored to be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915, neither would accept if they had to share it with the other man

5  Tesla’s accomplishments are immense.  In 1894, he was given honorary doctoral degrees by Columbia and Yale University  In 1917, Tesla was awarded the Edison Medal, the most coveted electrical prize in the United States  He is the inventor of modern-day radio technology and many, many, other things. He received many patents  Tesla was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in  Nikola Tesla’s name has been honored with an International Unit of Magnetic Flux Density called “Tesla."  The electric car, the Tesla, is named after him Nikola Tesla US postal stamp from 1983


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