Died: 7 January 1943, Newyork, NY, USA
Born: 10 July 1856, Smiljan, Croatia
Nikola Tesla was one of the most notable inventors of the 20th century. With over 300 patents to his name, including the development of AC current and engines able to work of off this novel means of transferring electricity. He came to America in the late 1800's to meet his then idol Edison, however following his discovery of AC current, the two ended up in conflict. Edison and Tesla's primary clash would be at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago where Tesla light up the entire city. Tesla is also responsible for designing the power plant at Niagra Falls. Tesla filed more than 300 patents during his 86 years of life, and his inventions helped pave the way for alternating current (AC), electric motors, radios, fluorescent lights, lasers, and remote controls, among many other things. He was simply a Great Genius!