Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan, Croatia. Living in isolation from society, Tesla died on January 7, 1943 and was poor when he died.
Nikola Tesla was an engineer and scientist who designed the alternating current electrical system, which is the electrical system widely used today in the world. He also invented the Tesla Coil, which is still used in radio technology.
Born in modern-day Croatia, Tesla traveled to the United States in 1884 and worked briefly with Thomas Edison first. Later, he sold many patent rights to George Westing House, including machines operating with alternating current.
A Genius Is Born
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan, Croatia. Tesla was one of the family’s five children, including her siblings, Dane, Milka, Marica, and Angelina. Tesla’s interest in electrical inventions came from his mother Djuka Mandic, who invented small appliances in his spare time as his son grew up.
Nikola Tesla’s father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and writer. Milutin Tesla wanted his son to be a priest too, but Nikola Tesla’s interest was science.
After studying at Realschule in Karlstadt, Germany, he continued his education at the school of Austrian Polytechnic University in Grazda. Tesla, who later moved to Budapest, worked here for a while at the Central Telephone Exchange.
Tesla left Europe for his ideas at the age of 28 and went to America. Tesla, who left everything behind in 1884 and came to America, wrote a letter to Thomas Edison, a business man who was also quickly famous for his direct current-based electrical inventions.
Edison hired Tesla, and the duo quickly developed many of Edison’s inventions with intensive work.
A few months later, the two disagreed and left because of their incredibly different personalities. While Edison was a power figure focused on marketing and financial success, Tesla was not someone who cares about trade. He just wanted to embody his ideas.
Nikola Tesla First Solo Initiative
In 1885, Tesla received capital from investors for his company and was commissioned for advanced line lighting. Tesla realized that even though he successfully completed the project, he started to have difficulty. So he took only a little bit of work to keep him alive. Tesla’s chances would change 2 years later when he found capital for the new Tesla Electric Company.
Inventions of Nikola Tesla
Throughout his career, Tesla has developed, developed and designed ideas for a number of important inventions, including dynamos (battery-like electric generators) and an induction motor, which have been officially patented by many other inventors.
Tesla is also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, x-ray technology, remote control and rotating magnetic field.
Alternating Current Electric System
Tesla quickly became the leading power system of the 20th century and has designed the alternating current electrical system, which has remained the world standard ever since. In 1887, Tesla found capital for the new Tesla Electric Company and applied several patents for alternative current-based inventions by the end of the year.
Tesla’s alternating current system soon caught the attention of the American businessman George Westing House, who was looking for a solution to provide long-distance power to the nation. Westing House, who believed that Tesla’s inventions would help him achieve this, bought his patents from Tesla for $ 60,000 in cash.
As interest in the alternating current system began to grow, Tesla and WestingHouse competed directly with Thomas Edison. Edison, who wanted to reduce the interest in Alternative Current power, organized many smear campaigns.
However, these attempts failed, and the 1893 World Colombian Fair lighting business was given to Westing House and Tesla. (Let me try to explain the Importance of this Fair as follows: Until that time, there would be a fair where most bulbs will be used in a place in the world.)
(Additional Information: If I am not mistaken, in a book I read, Edison and his associates were in a smear campaign: In front of a board, it was giving alternate current and direct current to a dog, respectively.)
Hydroelectric power plant
Tesla designed a hydroelectric power plant, which was planned to be built in 1895 among the Niagara Falls in America.
In the late 19th century, Tesla patented the Tesla Coil, which forms the basis for wireless technologies. Tesla Coil has been used and used in radio and wireless power technology and in many places.
Tesla, who is obsessed with the wireless transmission of energy, started a project on it in the early 1900s. Tesla’s aim was to build a global, wireless communications system to share information and provide free energy worldwide.
With the support of a group of investors, including the financial giant JP Morgan, Tesla started working on the free energy project. He first designed and built a power plant and a large transmission tower and a laboratory on a site in New York. This is known as “Wardenclyffe”.
Unfortunately, doubts arose among the investors about the credibility of the Tesla system. While his opponent Guglielmo Marconi – with the financial support of Andrew Carnegie and “Thomas Edison” continues to make major advances in his radio technologies, Tesla has no choice but to quit the project.
Wardenclyffe’s staff was dismissed in 1906 and the field fell under foreclosure until 1915. Two years later, Tesla went bankrupt and was sold to pay off his job site debts.
Tesla, who had nervous breakdowns after the Free Energy project closed, finally returned to work as a consultant. However, as time passed, Tesla’s ideas started to get strange. He eccentricized by devoting most of his time to the care of wild pigeons in parks in New York.
Tesla drew the attention of the FBI to create the “Death Ray”, which received some attention from the Soviet Union during World War II.
How did Nikola Tesla die?
Living in isolation from society, Tesla died on January 7, 1943 and was poor when he died. Although the information was circulating as he died of starvation, the information presented to the public was that there was a “thrombus in the heart vessels”. Although Tesla recently lived isolated from society, his legacies are still alive today.
Editor’s Comment: Finally, I want to conclude the article with a quote from Nikola Tesla:
“Peace is possible only through the combination of universal enlightenment and races. Unfortunately, we are far from this happy moment. ” Tesla says.