Branly, Eugène Édouard Désiré
Born: Aug 23, 1844 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 95 years of age.
1844 - Born on the 23rd of October in Paris, France. He was a French inventor and physicist.
1884-1886 - Branly built upon the discoveries of Temistocle Calzecchi-Onesti, who demonstrated in experiments that iron filings contained in an insulating tube will conduct an electrical current under the action of an electromagnetic wave.
1890 - He was the physics professor at the Catholic University of Paris. He is primarily known for his early involvement in wireless telegraphy and his invention of the Branly coherer.
1911 - Branly was elected to the French Academy of Sciences.
1940 - He died on the 24th of March and was interred in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
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