Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi, invented radio, the foundation upon which all wireless communication is built. Marconi shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.” Marconi founded The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in 1897, which became the Marconi Company, and is commemorated through the Marconi Society for his creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and technical vision.