A contemporary, Joseph Henry, said that "Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has ever known."  On the other hand, his interest was in "the elegant but abstract concepts associated with invention," not solving practical problems. ( timeline )

Early life:

  Tesla as a young man

Inventing a better electric motor:

In the US:

 Tesla inventions

  Telsa's AC motor
Development of the electric motor at Westinghouse:

On to the Tesla Coil:

 Tesla in Colorodo

 Tesla's Long Island Station

Tesla became isolated and embittered:
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last updated 10/26/2005