Nikola Tesla Museum Belgrade

Nikola Tesla Museum Belgrade

Nikola Tesla was a remarkable, innovative scientist, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer and outstanding inventor who obtained around 700 patents worldwide for his inventions, whose groundbreaking achievements and discoveries changed the research landscape for future generations. Nikola Tesla /10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943/ is known as “man who invented the 20th century”.

The Museum of Nikola Tesla in Belgrade the only large-scale museum about Tesla, that has been established in 1952 and is located in the residential villa built in 1927 according to the design of distinguished Serbian architect Dragiša Brašovan. The Museum of Nikola Tesla in Belgrade keeps complete belongings of Nikola Tesla, which were, according to his last will and thanks to the exceptional efforts of his nephew Sava Kosanović, collected and transferred to Belgrade after his death in New York in 1943. The wealth of Nikola Tesla Museum archive material is of incomparable significance, consisting of more than 150.000 various document referring to the life and creative work of Nikola Tesla. The urn with Tesla’s ashes is also kept in the Nikola Tesla Museum, as well as collection of replicas of ingenious innovations. Without Tesla we wouldn’t have streetlights and his inventions and scientific contributions paved the way for modern electricity to succeed. Visitors of Belgrade and Serbia often say that the Nikola Tesla Museum is the most popular place that they are interested in visiting.

Nikola Tesla, a great inventor and an outspoken Serb patriot, had sincerely adored free Serb states, Serbia and Montenegro, and the rest of the Serbdom which pinched in-liberated under Austro-Hungarian and Turkish yoke. He had never hidden his patriotic feelings, on the contrary-he stressed them!

Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices as early as 1893, and aspired to intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project. Tesla was awarded a patent for a remote control in 1898, after using a battery-powered boat as a demonstration. Years passed before the technology was used in any meaningful way, but it is difficult to imagine a modern world without remote control tech. It was Tesla (not Edison) who gave the world electromagnetic power (AC). Thomas Edison’s direct current (DC) needed numerous power plants in order to provide electricity to large numbers of people, while Tesla’s AC used thinner wires and was able to transmit over great distances. Edison embarked on a very public smear campaign against Alternating Current, going so far as using to electrocute cats and dogs, but Tesla won out in the end. In the night of the 15th July 1903 Tesla “set aflame” the skyline above New York with his inventions, while the light spread across the endless space over the Atlantic. It was Tesla (not Marconi) who gave the world electromagnetic communication (Radio). So great was the effect of Tesla’s discoveries in electricity and radio in the latter part of the 19th century, that the world exploded with technological progress, which dominates our media today, and as a consequence, the true pioneers in electrical science are forgotten. The credit for the invention of radio initially went to Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi, but it was later revealed that Tesla had come up with the invention first. Tesla had two radio patents accepted in the late 19th century, but the financial clout of Marconi’s backers saw the Italian awarded the patent that mattered. Tesla accepted the situation with maturity, happy instead that science was moving forward nonetheless. Tesla had a dream that one day every single person on the planet would be able to receive free energy. He set about building a tower that would use natural frequencies to transmit data across the globe — perhaps a precursor to the world wide web.

Tesla stated that the death beam would make war impossible by offering every country an “invisible Chinese wall.” Because of Nikola Tesla eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist by many late in his life. Nikola Tesla died with little money at the age of 86 in a hotel suite in New York City. “Nikola Tesla was a great humanist, eminent scholar genius and a poet of the science ! Today we have lost the greatest genius of the mankind !” – words of New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in necrology to Nikola Tesla.

The Nikola Tesla Archive was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 due to its critical role regarding history of electrification of the world and, more importantly, future technological advancements in this area.

“There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exiting thought would be that it is a deed of a Serb. Long live Serbdom!...”

“As you can see and hear, I have remained a Serb overseas where I have done some researches. You should do so and by your knowledge and hard work you should glorify Serbdom over the world.”

“Energy of a single thought could determine movement of the Universe” Nikola Tesla

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