Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
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Constantine I was the first Christian Roman Emperor. He ruled at the beginning of the 4th century and began the evolution of the empire into a Christian state.
World Leader / 1941 - 2006
Slobodan Milosevic was a politician best known as the Serbian and Yugoslavian president in the late 1980s through the '90s. After losing power in 2000, he was charged for crimes against humanity.
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