nikola tesla memorial center

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gospić, croatia

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On July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan, located in the mountainous region of Lika in Croatia (about 6 km northwest of Gospić). The son of a Serbian Orthodox priest and an illiterate mother, Tesla was a subject of the Austrian empire by birth (the area was known as the Croatian Military Frontier of the Austrian Empire at the time). Tesla's family moved to nearby Gospić in 1862.

In 2006, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Tesla, Croatian officials opened a Tesla memorial in the town. Tesla's birth house, the Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul, and several other buildings with displays, inventions and exhibits are open to the public.

Photo: Darj & Ana