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This paper presents a brief chronology of the origin and developments of wireless (or radio) communications, according to the following pattern: it gives credit to some of the scientists who performed the initial observations and the understanding of electric and magnetic phenomena; it mentions the experiments and inventions carried out towards the evolution of scientific and engineering models; and focuses on the implementation of practical wireless systems. The presentation leads us to conclude that the invention and development of wireless/radio system can neither be credited to one individual nor to one specific country. The chronology strongly indicates an overlapping of human thinking in time in many countries. This fact precludes the possibility of giving the title of Father of Radio to one individual.
Date of Conference: 3-5 Nov. 2010