(Auto)Biography Project by Elliot Phillips
A Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891.
Thomas Edison was Tesla's greatest rival. (Wizard 149)
Tesla is often considered one of the world's greatest historic inventors.
Birth - 1856
Became a US citizen - 1891
Began work with Thomas Edison - 1882 (from France)
Created his own company - 1886
Tesla coil patenting - 1891
Last patent (biplane design) - 1928
Death - 1943
What Makes Him Interesting
His Effect on the World
Sharp - Have you seen his clothes? We're going into Barney Stinson mode with this one and never leave the house without wearing a suit. I just find that idea to be brilliant.
Intelligent - Not really an opinion, but a fact; his IQ, had he taken a test, would've been well over genius level today.
Innovative - Sort of an opinion, but it's supported because of the fact that he had over 200 patents.
Non-romantic - If there was a hint of love in his life, it would've been shown in the biography. He never even married!
Awesome - All of these qualities and more form the fifth listed adjective: awesomeness. I mean, even his name, "Tesla", is awesome! I mean, just think. Based on the description I've given you so far, I'm sure you've already figured out how awesome he is.