Mikhail Dolivo

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky was born in Gatchina, Russia back in 1861. He studied at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt in Germany (yes, I spelled those correctly). Anyway, after graduation he worked for the Allgemeine Elektricltats-Gesellschaft in Berlin.

In 1911, he received an honorary doctorate from TH Darmstadt. He died in Heidelberg, Germany in 1918, he was 57.

What you may not know about Mikhail is that in 1891 he created the first three-phase hydroelectric power plant. During his lifetime, he obtained over 60 patents. He also developed the first three-phase electrical generator and the first three-phase electrical motor.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's a wonderful contribution to our lifestyle.... three phase electrical is basically three different services in one...I've seen that on residential properties that had an outbuilding where automotive work was done....

Oct 01, 2019 02:56 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

So many things become easier and often wonder how we got along without it.

A friend in South Africa said they will be without electricity tomorrow and it happens often!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 01, 2019 04:41 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Well thanks to Barbara I now know what three phase electrical power is. I was about to say I didn't know. You always uncover the most interesting people.

Oct 01, 2019 04:56 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

60 patents he was a very busy man.

Oct 01, 2019 05:11 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Here in Washington state, we are very familiar with hydroelectric power and use it daily James Dray 

Oct 01, 2019 05:36 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Mikhail certainly had significant achievements while quite young. 

Oct 01, 2019 06:24 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, it sounds like he is definitely a smarter man than I am and achieved a lot in his life.

Oct 01, 2019 07:19 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is an impressive guy and I would never have known.

Oct 01, 2019 07:58 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - so many technical inventions happened at that time that German was the language of math and science and French was the language of diplomacy.  Now it is English. 

Oct 01, 2019 10:21 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You are on a roll today on the first day of October.  What a great story, and the nights were lit up thanks to him.  A

Oct 01, 2019 11:25 AM #10
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Thanks for the education about Michael Dolivo, inventor of the first three-phase hydroelectric power plant, first three-phase electrical generator and the first three-phase electrical motor. 

Oct 01, 2019 11:51 AM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, your highlighted entry of the day, Mikhail Dolivo Dobrovolsky's work and his 60 patents is stuff way over my head.  Amazing contributions!  He died at 57 years...one can wonder what else the gentleman would have done.

Oct 01, 2019 03:59 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm impressed with the 60 patents!!!!!

Oct 01, 2019 06:05 PM #13
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... okay... so you spelled it right! Now can you pronounce it right? (Just kidding) Those names are a mouthful even for me who speaks German and Russian. I've actually been to Gatchina, Darmstad, and Heidelberg! Happy Wednesday!

Oct 02, 2019 01:08 AM #14
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

James Dray thanks for the shocking historical information.

Oct 02, 2019 09:37 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That's a pretty impressive invention that no doubt influenced power plants today, along with a bunch of patents.


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