Inventors Pg 3
All of us enjoy many luxuries or benefits from inventors. Some inventions save lives, save time, save money, save work and much more.
We could look around our room and see the benefits from inventors: our electricity, our lights, our technology, our clock, our TV and I am sure some one invented the chair we sit on.
We will see the lives and the ingenuity of Christian inventors.
Louis Braille 1809-1852 (braille) became blind when three years of age, and at the age of thirteen was sent to the Institution for the Blind at Paris.
In 1829, Braille published the first book about his system, Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them.
Braille produced several written works about braille and as general education for the blind. Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Songs... (1829) was revised and republished in 1837.
See also under "education" under the Catholic drop down menu: "The Braille System".
Edouard Branly 1844-1940, was a French inventor, physicist and professor at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He is primarily known for his early involvement in wireless telegraphy and his invention of the Branly coherer around 1890.
Leon Foucault 1819-1868 (pendulum) was a physicist most famous for his Foucault pendulum device, an instrument that demonstrated the outcome of the rotation made by the Earth.
He was one of the earliest scientists to attempt to measure the speed of light and he was the first to discover eddy currents. He is also credited for naming the gyroscope.
Jean Bernard Lèon Foucault was born in Paris on 18, September 1819; his father was a publisher and bookseller
He received his early schooling at home and showed his mechanical skill by constructing a boat, a mechanical telegraph, and a working steam-engine.
A stroke of paralysis put an untimely end to his useful work, just as he was about to enjoy the comforts of a well-equipped laboratory.
Guglielmo Marconi 1874-1937
Guglielmo Marconi, (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission, development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. Marconi did not develop "radio" as we use the word today, i.e. voice communication (radio telephony), or the broadcasting of radio programs. That was the work of others, notably Reginald Fessenden. The groundwork for radio had been laid by James Clerk Maxwell, whose equations predicted the existence of radio waves, and Heinrich Hertz, who first discovered them in the laboratory. Several inventors, notably Oliver Lodge, were working on wireless telegraphy (see also Nikola Tesla).
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 also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company).
In 1931, he set up the Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI.
He was confirmed in the Catholic faith and became a devout member of the Church. He was baptized Catholic but had been brought up as a member of the Anglican Church.
"With the help of Almighty God, who allows the many mysterious forces of nature to be used by man, I have been able to prepare this instrument which will accord to the Faithful of all the world the consolation of hearing the voice of the Holy Father." - Guglielmo Marconi