Who invented the X-Ray?

X-radiation is composed of X-rays, and represents a form of electromagnetic radiation. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen is famous for discovering electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range that we today know as X-rays. This achievement earned him the Nobel Prize in 1901, which made Wilhelm the very first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

X-radiation is also called Roentgen radiation often, after its discoverer. He named it X-radiation to signify an unknown type of radiation, and the name stuck throughout the years.

What is interesting is the fact that Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray by accident