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There are many famous personalities that are a challenge to work in marquetry, and among the crowning of them is – Nikola Tesla.
...................Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July (O.S. 28 June) 1856 to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). His father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian Orthodox priest. Tesla’s mother, Đuka Tesla (née Mandić), whose father was also a Serbian Orthodox priest, had a talent for making home craft tools, mechanical appliances, and the ability to memorize Serbian epic poems. Đuka had never received a formal education. Nikola credited his eidetic memory and creative abilities to his mother’s genetics and influence. Tesla’s progenitors were from western Serbia, near Montenegro.
In 1882, Tesla began working for the Continental Edison Company in France, designing and making improvements to electrical equipment.
In June 1884, Tesla relocated to New York City.
On 30 July 1891, at the age of 35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He told many of his companions that he valued the citizenship more than any scientific honors that he had acquired.
In the same year, Tesla established his South Fifth Avenue laboratory in New York. Later, he established his Houston Street laboratory in New York at 46 E. Houston Street. He lit electric lamps wirelessly at both of the New York locations, providing evidence for the potential of wireless power transmission.
He has protected more than 700 patents and innovation. His name was introduced in the House of Fame discoverer of America. The most important award in the field of electricity is called the Nikola Tesla Award, and was awarded the Council of Electrical Engineers – IEEE. Eight states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona and Indiana) declared Tesla’s birthday for a public holiday. On that day, among other things, on all public buildings must be emphasized national flag, and teachers in all schools devote one hour Tesla.
He spoke many languages - Serbian, English, German, Italian, French, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovenian