Otto Blathy (1860 - 1939)
Ottó Titusz Bláthy was a Hungarian electrical engineer born August 11th, 1860 in Tata, Hungary. In his career, he became the co-inventor of the modern electric transformer, the tension regulator, the AC watt-hour meter, motor capacitor for the single-phase electric motors, the turbo generator, and the high efficiency turbo generator. His career as an inventor began at the Ganz works in 1883. In his early life, he attended schools in Tata and Vienna where he obtained a diploma of machinery in 1882. He joined his team July 1st, 1883, and started learning about the theory of electrotechnics himself. In 1885, they had invented the electric transformer which was first presented in the Budapest National Exhibition the same year. He died September 26th, 1939 at the age of 79.