Wikijunior:Famous Inventors/Inventors in Communication/Guglielmo Marconi
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Marconi was born near Bologna, Italy, the second son of Giuseppe Marconi, an Italian landowner, and his Irish wife, Annie Jameson, granddaughter of the founder of the Jameson Whiskey distillery. Marconi was educated in Bologna, Florence and, later, in Livorno. As a child Marconi didn't do well in school. Baptized as a Catholic, he was a member of the Anglican Church.