Nikola Tesla - The biography of Nikola Tesla


Nikola Tesla

                                                     By Elaine Marie Carnegie

I have always been fascinated with the life of Nikola Tesla and as I have been asked to do a guest article, I decided to write about him. A brilliant man, maybe the most brilliant that ever lived. He died a penniless recluse of coronary thrombosis on January 7,1943.

Tesla was born in Smiljan, Croatia, on July 10,1856, one of five children. His interest in electrical invention was spurred by his mother, Djuka, who invented small household appliances. Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and a writer.

EDUCATION of Nikola Tesla :

Nikola Tesla had a crazy early biographical study. His father wanted him to go into the priesthood, but Tesla wanted to study engineering. He excelled in his first years but developed a gambling habit, dropped out of school, and ran away. He went to the mountains during the war  where he explored and studied to avoid the fighting.

After studying in Germany, Austria, and Prague, Tesla worked at the Central Telephone Exchange in Budapest. In Budapest he discovered the idea for an induction motor but could not interest anyone and in 1884 Tesla arrived in New York with the clothes on his back and a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison. Edison hired Tesla, and the two men worked together for a while, but their personalities did not mesh.

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Nikola Tesla

INVENTIONS of Nikola Tesla :

In 1885, Tesla received funding for the Tesla Electric Light Company and was tasked by his investors to develop improved arc lighting. After successfully doing so, however, Tesla was robbed of his patents and had to work manual labor to survive.

Throughout his career, Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of inventions which others ultimately took credit for. Including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries), the induction motor, radar, x-ray, remote control, Alternating Current and the Tesla coil that is still in use today.

About  AC system :

Tesla designed an AC electrical system which was better and more efficient than the DC of Edison and caught the attention of George Westinghouse. A fight ensued with Edison, but the Westinghouse Corporation was chosen to supply the lighting at the 1893 World's Expo in Chicago. Tesla conducted demonstrations of his AC system there. He was quite a showman by all accounts. In 1895, he designed the first AC hydroelectric power plants in the United States, at Niagara Falls. 

The following year, AC powered the city of Buffalo, New York. Westinghouse was in trouble financially and was the only person that never tried to backstab Tesla and he tore up his shares and walked away from billions of dollars in royalties.

In the late 19th century, “Tesla Coils,” made it possible to send and receive radio signals. Tesla quickly filed for American patents in 1897, beating the Guglielmo Marconi to the punch.

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Nikola Tesla

About Tesla Coil :

The Tesla coil used in wireless technologies and is still used in radio technology today. Tesla used his coil to study fluorescence, x-rays, radio, wireless power and electromagnetism in the earth and its atmosphere.

JP Morgan financed the Wardenclyffe Tower in 1901. In an interview given to Walter W. Massie & Charles R. Underhill, 1908 entitled WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY & TELEPHONY   Mr.  Tesla volunteered the following statement which is herewith produced in his own words. "A mass in movement resists change of direction. So does the world oppose a new idea. It takes time to make up the minds to its value and importance.

 Ignorance, prejudice and inertia of the old retard its early progress. It is discredited by insincere exponents and selfish exploiters. It is attacked and condemned by its enemies. Eventually, though, all barriers are thrown down, and it spreads like fire. This will also prove true of the wireless art.

"The practical applications of this revolutionary principle have only begun. So far, they have been confined to the use of oscillations which are quickly damped out in their passage through the medium. Still, even this has commanded universal attention. What will be achieved by waves which do not diminish with distance, baffles comprehension.

   "It is difficult for a layman to grasp how an electric current can be propagated to distances of thousands of miles without diminution of intention. But it is simple after all. Distance is only a relative conception, a reflection in the mind of physical limitation. A view of electrical phenomena must be free of this delusive impression. However surprising, it is a fact that a sphere of the size of a little marble offers a greater impediment to the passage of a current than the whole earth.


"As soon as completed, it will be possible for a businessman in New York to dictate instructions and have them instantly appear in type at his office in London or elsewhere. He will be able to call up, from his desk, and talk to any telephone subscriber on the globe, without any change whatever in the existing equipment. An inexpensive instrument, not bigger than a watch, will enable its bearer to hear anywhere, on sea or land, music or song, the speech of a political leader, the address of an eminent man of science, or the sermon of an eloquent clergyman, delivered in some other place, however distant. In the same manner any picture, character, drawing, or print can be transferred from one to another place. Millions of such instruments can be operated from but one plant of this kind. 

More important than all of this, however, will be the transmission of power, without wires, which will be shown on a scale large enough to carry conviction. These few indications will be sufficient to show that the wireless art offers greater possibilities than any invention or discovery heretofore made, and if the conditions are favorable, we can expect with certitude that in the next few years wonders will be wrought by its application."

Tesla ran out of money and JP Morgan would not loan him more. Marconi successfully sent a signal from England to Newfoundland using 17 of Tesla’s patents. (The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upheld Tesla’s claims, clarifying Tesla’s role in the invention of the radio—but not until 1943, after he died.) Thus, the Italian inventor became rich. Wardenclyffe Tower became a 186-foot-tall relic and the defeat led to a breakdown from which he never recovered.

Further Related :

By 1912, Tesla was basically a high-functioning autistic, germophobe and obsessed with the number three. Near the end of his life, he fixated on pigeons, especially a specific white female, which he claimed to love as one would love a human being. The pigeon died in his arms, and the inventor claimed that in that moment, he knew he had finished his life’s work.

Nikola Tesla  lived on the 33rd floor of the New Yorker Hotel. In 1931 he made the cover of Time magazine, which featured his inventions on his 75th birthday. In 1934, the New York Times reported that Tesla was working on a “Death Beam” capable of knocking 10,000 enemy airplanes out of the sky. He hoped to fund a prototypical defensive weapon in the interest of world peace, but his appeals to J.P. Morgan Jr. and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went nowhere.

Nikola Tesla did, however, receive a $25,000 check from the Soviet Union, but the project languished. He died in 1943, in debt, although Westinghouse had been paying his room and board at the hotel for years.

This article covers topics about the inspiring scientist "Nikola Tesla" including his education , his hard work and his famous inventions .The most important thing in this article is about  Elaine Marie Carnegie ,who has wrote down this article as a guest post for my blog .I am very thankful of my friend.

Elaine Marie Carnegie

Bio: Elaine Marie Carnegie, formerly a Paralegal and Private Investigator, worked a side gig as a local Newspaper Journalist for many years before taking a hiatus from the P&PI day job and accepting a partnership in a Publishing Company and eventually starting her own Stone Pony Publishing. She has worked with both the FBI and Texas Rangers, written for Discovery ID on Human Trafficking. Her articles have been used in the Texas Legislature as well as utilized in curriculum for regional Texas school systems.

 She is a published poet and short story Author as well as being included in the "Who's Who of Emerging Writer's 2020." Writing full time now she lives in the idyllic East Texas Piney Woods in a hidden cove near a private lake, doing what she loves and living her best life! You can find her online at

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