Where was Nikola Tesla born?

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Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Croatia). In 1884, Tesla came to the United States, where he was hired by Thomas Edison to work for his Edison Machine Works.

Nikola Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian Orthodox priest. His mother, Djuka Mandic, was an inventor of household appliances.

In 1875, Tesla enrolled at Austrian Polytechnic in Graz, Austria, on a Military Frontier scholarship. Tesla never missed a lecture during his first year, and he earned the highest grades possible. Tesla also received a letter of commendation from the dean of the technical faculty. It was sent to his father and stated, "Your son is a star of first rank."

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