Nikola Tesla, considered as one of the world’s greatest inventors, was born on July 10, 1856. An electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, he is best known for designing the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. For many, he was regarded as a genius who lit up and electrified the world, one of the greatest minds in modern history, a modern Prometheus, the man who invented the 20th century, and the greatest geek who ever lived.

Tesla held at least 308 patents from 27 countries on five continents. Most of them — 116 — were registered in the United States. 126 were basic patents for inventions registered for the first time, while the rest were equivalent patents, registering the same invention to protect them in different countries. Throughout his rich scientific career, Tesla discovered, designed, and developed ideas for a number of important inventions — most of which were officially patented by other inventors.

The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind. Nikola Tesla

Tesla was a technical and visionary genius. He probed deeply into the secrets of nature, allowing us to benefit from his inventions.

Nikola Tesla died alone on January 7, 1943, at the age of 86, in New York City, where he had lived for nearly 60 years.

Check this book with Tesla’s quotations: Tesla in His Own Words: Wisdom from One of the World’s Greatest Inventors

Dobrica Savić

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