|Artist||Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]|
|Published||Vanity Fair Supplement, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd. Lith. [March 16th, 1905.]|
|Dimensions||Image 330 x 198 mm, Sheet 395 x 268 mm|
Issue 1898: 'Men of the Day' No.945
Giuglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (25th April 1874 - 20th July 1937) was an Italian inventor and Nobel Prize winner, best known for his contributions to the study of electricity and the invention of radio transmission. In Britain he gained fame as the founder and director of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company, particularly after the company successfully transmitted the distress calls of the sinking Titanic, allowing the rescue of its survivors.