The reason that he's the only one highlighted in this blog is because I (Rob) worked in radio for about 20 years part time, and he had a LOT to do with that (there's your hint).
You also have to be conscious of where you step, too, because much of the floor is marble inlay that signify other tombs (and people are buried under them!).
WHO WAS MARCONI? Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was born April 25, 1874 and died July 20, 1937). He was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy."
Marconi was an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company). He succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1929, the King of Italy ennobled Marconi as a Marchese (Marquis).
WHAT WAS MARCONI'S LAW? - Marconi's law is the relation between height of antennas and maximum signaling distance of radio transmissions. Guglielmo Marconi enunciated at one time an empirical law that, for simple vertical sending and receiving antennas of equal height, the maximum working telegraphic distance varied as the square of the height of the antenna.
|floor tombstones. Credit: www.tripadvisor.co.uk|
FAST FACT: During the great flood of 1966, the water level INSIDE the Basilica got as high as 10 feet!
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