Modern Electricity? Not Edison, but Hassan Kamel Sabbah and Tesla
Hasan Kamel Al-Sabbah (in Arabic حسن كامل الصباح) sometimes referred to as Camil A. Sabbah, or the Oriental Edison (August 16, 1895 – March 31, 1935) was an electrical and electronics research engineer, mathematician and inventor.
In 1916, he joined his military service with the Ottoman army and worked as a telegraph operator
The US President acknowledge in a speech his appreciation of Sabbah inventions. About 76 patents in electricity and aviation were registered in 13 countries.
Chicago Westinghouse company, and three German electrical companies confirmed the validity of Sabbah’s inventions and patents
He discovered the processes of nuclear fission
He is the first to invent a powered television by sunlight
In 1927, he joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In 1932, he was named “The youngest genius of the Electrical Association”
In 1923, he entered the vacuum tube section of the Engineering Laboratory of the General Electric Company at Schenectady N.Y. where he was engaged in mathematical and experimental research, principally on rectifiers and inverters.
The scientist Easton declared: “Sabbah was the only one who dared discuss, critic and clarify Einstein theory on general relativity…”
The French scientist Maurice Leplain admitted the genius of Sabbah.
He died in an automobile accident at Lewis near Elizabeth Town, N.Y., and many believe that he was assassinated since he had no visible injuries, falling in a deep ravine.
Hassan wrote to his father lamenting the deep resentment of his scientist colleagues…
He was the nephew of linguist and writer Sheikh Ahmad Rida.