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Tesla circa 1890

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. His 1891 invention, the "Tesla coil," is still used in radio technology today. He is usually considered a genius of the same level as Einstein. Among other sources, he is cited as likely autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) in Genius Genes: How Asperger Talents Changed the World by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O'Brian (published in 2007). Temple Grandin also says in this video that if he lived today he would be diagnosed as autistic. Tesla won numerous awards for his work during his lifetime: Order of St. Sava, II Class, Government of Serbia (1892), Elliott Cresson Medal (1894), Order of Prince Danilo I (1895), Edison Medal (1916), Order of St. Sava, I Class, Government of Yugoslavia (1926), Order of the Yugoslav Crown (1931), John Scott Medal (1934), Order of the White Eagle, I Class, Government of Yugoslavia (1936), Order of the White Lion, I Class, Government of Czechoslovakia (1937), University of Paris Medal (1937), The Medal of the University St. Clement of Ochrida, Sofia, Bulgaria (1939). Read more about this genius and his remarkable work and contributions to society on his Wikipedia page.