Madeira Hotel, Court Royal, and Guglielmo Marconi blue plaque in Bournemouth

Court Royal formerly "Madeira Hotel". Notable guest Guglielmo Marconi built 100 foot experimental aerial mast here and received the world's first paid radio message from Lord Kelvin on the Isle of Wight on the 3rd June 1898. Since 1947, Court Royal, has been a convalescent home for South Wales miners.

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛːlmo maɾˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy". An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (which became the Marconi Company), Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1924 the King of Italy ennobled Marconi as a Marchese (marquis).

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