«I no longer work for the present, I work for the future»
the village of Smiljan
the church was one of the centers of resistance of the freedom-loving Slavic peoples
A hundred years ago, when Croatia was part of the Habsburg Empire, Smiljany consisted of only a few houses, a school, a Сatholic church and an Orthodox church, next to which there was a small priest's house. There lived father of the future inventor.
6 kilometers from the town of Gospic
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in the mountain village of Smiljan during a thunderstorm
a child of light or a child of darkness?
Milutin Tesla (1819–1879), came from an old Serbian family whose representatives were military. Milutin chose a different occupation and became a priest.
Georgina Tesla (1822-1892), came from an old family of hereditary inventors. She did not work, took care of children and helped her husband.
Like most children, I loved to jump and showed a great desire to stay in the air
Nikola was an ordinary boy
The future inventor was shaken to the core with this phenomenon
When a child played with a cat, he noticed that after contact with the animal's fur, a whole bunch of sparks appeared
from the very childhood, Nikola was very inventive
frog catching device
his father saw in him the successor of his mission. But Nikola did not plan to link his fate with the church.
Despite his father's demands to enter the theological seminary, Nikola returned to his family in Gospic, where there was a cholera epidemic, and immediately became infected.
In July 1873, Nikola Tesla received a matriculation certificate, and then seriously thought about what he would do in life.
The path of a priest was destined for me from childhood. This thought oppressed me, and I looked into the future with fear.
You will get better!
Maybe I can get better if you let me study engineering
You will enter the best educational institution in Europe
in 1875, Nikola entered a technical school in the city of Graz, where he began to study electronics
Nikola was on the mend, and his father kept his word
Gratsky technical university
By the third year, Tesla became very interested in gambling, often losing a lot. According to him, playing cards did not give him pleasure, it just helped him forget about failures for a while.
ONCE HE LOST BIG AND HIS MOTHER HAD TO BORROW A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM FAMILIARIES IN ORDER TO PAY OFF THE SON'S DEBT
Working for Edison
Summer 1884 USA
Tesla came to New York and got a job at the Edison's company as an engineer repairing electric motors and DC generators
edison machine works
Nikola tried to do what he loves - inventing new devices, but his ideas did not find support from management
Nikola had to improve the DC electrical machines that were invented by Edison himself
In the spring of 1885, Tesla was offered a $50,000 deal by his employer
Deception of the century
The enraged inventor quit immediately
Edison was soon presented with 24 varieties of the machine. The improvements were approved, but he refused to pay.
He worked on a project for an arc lamp for street lighting. The project was ready in 12 months. But Tesla again did not receive a reward.
Tesla, with the support of engineer Brown and his acquaintances, creates his own company to equip street lighting with new lamps
In the summer of 1888, the American industrialist George Westinghouse bought more than 40 patents from Tesla. Each one cost $25,000.
1888-1895 was the most productive period. Nikola was engaged in research on high frequency magnetic fields.
It was during this time that Tesla received most of its patents
Nikola was already working in the new premises by the fall
March 13, 1895
There was a fire in the laboratory on Fifth Avenue. The building burned to the ground, destroying the latest achievements of the inventor.
Tesla was often plagued by failure, but this did not stop him from becoming a great inventor
Patents received Tesla for his inventions
The unit of magnetic induction, the tesla, is named after the inventor
The last photo of the inventor
The resting place of the great inventor was the Furncliff Cemetery in New York