John Logie Baird

1888 - 1946

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John Logie Baird (; 13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator who demonstrated the world's first live working television system on 26 January 1926. He went on to invent the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first viable purely electronic colour television picture tube. In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Logie Baird has received more than 3,130,952 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). John Logie Baird is the 41st most popular inventor (down from 20th in 2019), the 289th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Inventor.

John Logie Baird is most famous for inventing the television.

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Among inventors, John Logie Baird ranks 41 out of 426Before him are Igor Sikorsky, Robert Fulton, László Bíró, Richard Trevithick, Adolphe Sax, and Frank Whittle. After him are Ruth Handler, Jimmy Wales, Konrad Zuse, Wilhelm Maybach, John Herschel, and Hans Lippershey.

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Among people born in 1888, John Logie Baird ranks 17Before him are Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Nestor Makhno, Jean Monnet, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Roland Garros, C. V. Raman, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Frits Zernike, Alexander Friedmann, and Eugene O'Neill. Among people deceased in 1946, John Logie Baird ranks 21Before him are Gertrude Stein, Wilhelm Frick, Werner von Blomberg, Julius Streicher, Karl Haushofer, and Fritz Sauckel. After him are Draža Mihailović, Manuel de Falla, Paul Langevin, Ferenc Szálasi, Ananda Mahidol, and Gilbert N. Lewis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 289 out of 8,785Before him are Timothy Dalton (1946), Kate Bush (1958), David Suchet (1946), Richard Cromwell (1626), Edward Gibbon (1737), and George Michael (1963). After him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Charlie Watts (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), William Morris (1834), and Æthelred the Unready (968).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 8Before him are Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Charles Babbage (1791), George Stephenson (1781), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), and Frank Whittle (1907). After him are John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Thomas Savery (1650), Henry Bessemer (1813), and James Hargreaves (1720).