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Nikola Tesla Facts

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Nikola Tesla, a Serbian scientist (born in Smiljan, Croatia) maybe the greatest genius since Leonardo da Vinci. Few people even know that the man who invented the 20th century even existed (at the time of writing this article). Many of his ideas and inventions were credited by others. Nikola invented X-rays (credited to Roentgen), radio (credited to Marconi), the microwave oven, speedometer, automobile ignition system, basics behind radar, fluorescent bulb, electron microscope, neon lights and on top of all Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls (invented alternating currents). Tesla’s biggest competitor Thomas Edison, did everything to erase Nikola Tesla from the history books and to reject his alternating currents idea. Tesla’s ideas were so extreme that scientist community thought he was lunatic and on many occasions laughed at his theories. He believed that both voice and image can be transmitted through the air (in the late 1800’s), which was of course true since we have wireless Internet today.

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23 Comments

  1. I must point out that you have made a horrible mistake by calling Nikola Tesla a Serbian scientist. He was a CROATIAN SCIENTIST and I insist that you correct this mistake.You can look it up anywhere and see for your self.

  2. He was Serbian scientist from Croatia. I’ve looked anywhere, e.g. Wikipedia?

    Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan near the town of Gospi?, Austrian Empire, Croatian Krajina. He was an ethnic Serb subject of the Austrian Empire and later became an American citizen.

  3. Happy birthday mr. Tesla. Without you, we probably wouldn’t have everything we have today in modern World, like TV, computers, internet, cellphones, etc.. Thanks for everything you did for human race.

  4. Nikola Tesla is Serbian. Hana, why do you spread wrong information? His father was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother was Serbian also. The only thing that connects him to Croatia is that he was born on Croatian territory but his heritage is Serbian. Look it up anywhere and you’ll see.

  5. Anyone interested in learning more about the wizard should most definitely read “Tesla : Man out of time” by Margaret Cheney. It is one of the most complete biographies of Nikola Tesla to date. It’s an excellent read full of facts about both his genius and his insanity(Yes, America, the two are inseparable). I highly recommend it.

    • tesla is amazing my kids did a science project in 7th grade about him and they got an a thanks tesla

  6. Hana wrote: #
    I must point out that you have made a horrible mistake by calling Nikola Tesla a Serbian scientist. He was a CROATIAN SCIENTIST and I insist that you correct this mistake.You can look it up anywhere and see for your self.

    Hes father was a ORTHODOX priest, croats are catholic, and he’s parents moved from serbia to croatia, because their daughters were getting married to Army Officials. You Find the facts, im lookin at 6 different books right now and dont make me start saying everything.

  7. Tesla was a Serb. He was born in the Austria-Hungary’s state. His father was a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the mother is originally from Western Serbia. Ten years ago in the civil war in Lika Tesla’s house burned Croats. Tesla Museum is located in Belgrade, and? his remains.

  8. I’m a Croatian, and everybody here including myself like to think Tesla was Croatian, but he was NOT, although he was born in Croatia, which maybe makes him a bit Croat, but still he was Serbian.

    Even though we all know that Croatia, Serbia/Yugoslavia, BiH and few other could be in the same country since we are all very simular with almost same languages, i couldn’t count how many serbians and bosnians do I know here, and vice versa, we are all mixed, which doesn’t mean we like each other, it’s very opposite… because of the war, which seems to be the main problem in most croat-serbian discussions.

    Please post if any disagrees, I’m not saying I’m 100% correct.

  9. Tesla would be ashamed to be serbian today after all the slaught. serbs did in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosova..
    Serb,it’s about time to read and, evern more (!) to understand what Tesla have said about light, peace and humanity..
    wake up, it’s not 18th century anymore.

  10. Joe wrote:
    If you are born in a country that makes you that nationality.Even Tesla him self stated he was a croatian at heart

    surprisingly, no.

    for example, in the usa, you need to have at least one parent who at some point gains citizenship for your birth to grant you citizenship. otherwise, you need to go through the whole process. (except in cases of “rescue” such as your pregnant mom got saved from a sinking ship, in which case her status as a refugee grants you citizenship rights)

  11. LOL Idk why im even posting a comment about this I don’t know why I’m at this website… FAIL xD.

    – MR.DERPYFACE

  12. JovoNanovo wrote:
    Tesla would be ashamed to be serbian today after all the slaught. serbs did in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosova..
    Serb,it’s about time to read and, evern more (!) to understand what Tesla have said about light, peace and humanity..
    wake up, it’s not 18th century anymore.

    No, Tesla would be ashamed if he knew how much money and resources were used to totally demonize Serbs through media, but he would be much more ashamed if he knew how many people has been irreversibly brainwashed by media and propaganda.
    Try to find out what did Tesla had to say when asked in interview – Mr. Tesla, who are Serbs?

    Hana wrote:
    I must point out that you have made a horrible mistake by calling Nikola Tesla a Serbian scientist. He was a CROATIAN SCIENTIST and I insist that you correct this mistake.You can look it up anywhere and see for your self.

    No, there’s no mistake. Mistakes are made each and every time when croatians are blindly trying to present Tesla as croatian.

    Here is quote from interview with Nikola Tesla from year 1899.

    JOURNALIST:
    Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in thecosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?

    TESLA:
    It is a right question, Mr. Smith, and I will try to give you the right answer to it.

    JOURNALIST:
    Some say you’re from the country of Croatia, from the area called Lika,where together with the people are growing trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that your home village is named after the mountain flowers, and that the house, where you were born, is next to the forest and the church.

    TESLA:
    Really, all is true. I’m proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.

    And what is really interesting, when you visit croatian or bosnian websites that have this interview translated, so that croatians and bosnians could eventually read it and understand it, one part is always missing – and that is this part I quoted here. When you look at the original interview, what I quoted is the beginning of the interview, but on croatian and bosnian pages, when translated, interview starts from the question which comes after the beginning I quoted.

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