Age 18: Tesla evades a draft by escaping to Tomingaj, near Gracac and explores the mountains in hunter’s garb.Tesla would claim that this contact with nature made him stronger, both physically and mentally. Comes into conflict with Professor Poeschl over the Gramme dynamo after suggesting that commutators weren’t necessary.Age 23: Tesla was returns to Gospic under police guard for not having a residence permit.
I worshiped at the feet of the creature I had raised to this height, and, like every true worshiper, and I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship. Those sound like the words of a deeply shy man with a severe perfectionist streak. Born on July 10, 1856 in Croatia (think Austria) to father Milutin Tesla, a Serbian Orthodox Priest and mother Djuka Mandic, an inventor of household appliances.
Nikola’s father, in a moment of despair, agreed to send him to the best engineering school if he recovered from the illness.
(His father originally wanted him to enter the priesthood).
–Nikola Tesla You’ve probably heard of Nikola Tesla before.
If not, here’s the short version: He was an unparalleled genius who invented the modern world, then died in obscurity.