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Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) by unknown photographer, 1896 Getty Images

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Marconi, Guglielmo (1874–1937), physicist and inventor of wireless transmission, was born on 25 April 1874 in Bologna, Italy, the son of Giuseppe Marconi (1826–1904), a local administrator and landowner, and his second wife, Annie (b. c.1843), daughter of Andrew Jameson of the notable Irish family of whiskey distillers. Owing to his poor health ...

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Round, Henry Joseph (1881–1966), radio engineer and inventor, was born on 2 June 1881 at Kingswinford, Staffordshire, the eldest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Joseph Alfred Round, registrar of births and deaths, Cheltenham, and his wife, Gertrude Rider...