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1861: Tesla's Older Brother Dies

Death of older and only brother Dane at age 12 after falling from a horse. Some accounts indicate Tesla caused the accident by spooking the horse.

1861: Tesla Begins Education

Tesla attended the Krajina "Lower" or "Primary" School in Smiljan, in which he learned German, arithmetic and religious knowledge.

The grave of Dane Tesla, Nikola's older brother.
The grave of Dane Tesla, Nikola's older brother.