Wikijunior:Famous Inventors/Inventors in Communication/Guglielmo Marconi
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- 1 When, Where and to who was he born to?
- 2 What was his or her childhood like?
- 3 Why did this person become interested in science?
- 4 Where did this person go to school?
- 5 What problem did he or she uncover that needed solving?
- 6 What solutions had already been tried that did not solve the problem? Why wasn't it working?
- 7 What did this person invent that solved the problem?
- 8 How did the invention solve the problem?
- 9 How has this inventor changed people and the world?
- 10 What happened to this inventor in the end?
- 11 If you could ask this inventor one question, what would you ask?
- 12 If you could bring this inventor to today and tell him or her one thing, what would you tell him or her about the effect of his or her invention?
- 13 References
When, Where and to who was he born to?
What was his or her childhood like?
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.