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Nikola Tesla

Nikola TeslaBorn: 10-Jul-1856 [1]
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: 7-Jan-1943
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [2]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Asexual
Occupation: Inventor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Invented alternating current

Thought chastity was a key component to his inventive abilities.


[1] Born on the night of July 9th-10th, around midnight. It is not known with any certainty which of the two days he was actually born on. Numerous sources cite either date. Margaret Cheney, Man Out of Time (2001), claims on page 25, "precisely midnight." Cheney also writes in an earlier work, Tesla, Master of Lightning (1999, with Robert Uth), states on page 3, "His birthday was always observed on the tenth."

[2] New Yorker Hotel, Manhattan, NY.

Father: Milutin Tesla (parish priest)
Mother: Georgina Djuka Mandic
Brother: Dane
Sister: Milka
Sister: Angelina
Sister: Marica

    IEEE
    IEEE Edison Medal 1916
    National Inventors Hall of Fame
    Units of Measure magnetic concentration
    Naturalized US Citizen 1891
    Bankruptcy c. 1916
    Nervous Breakdown 1880
    Serbian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Malaria

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Nikola Tesla

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2057 (20 cents, issued 21-Sep-1983)


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