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Marconi, Guglielmo

[ (mahr-koh-nee) ]
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An Italian inventor and electrical engineer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His most famous invention is the wireless telegraph, the forerunner of present-day radio, which he developed in the 1890s. In 1909, Marconi received the Nobel Prize for physics.

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