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John Logie Baird

1888 - 1946

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John Logie Baird FRSE (; 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 2,649,354 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). John Logie Baird is the 20th most popular inventor (up from 28th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 195th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Inventor.

John Logie Baird is most famous for inventing the television.

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Among inventors, John Logie Baird ranks 20 out of 354Before him are Rudolf Diesel, Nikolaus Otto, George Stephenson, Cai Lun, Louis Daguerre, and Nicéphore Niépce. After him are Karl Ferdinand Braun, Samuel Colt, Charles K. Kao, Thomas Newcomen, Antonio Meucci, and Werner von Siemens.

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Among people born in 1888, John Logie Baird ranks 5Before him are Heinz Guderian, Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, and Dale Carnegie. After him are José Raúl Capablanca, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, and Nestor Makhno. Among people deceased in 1946, John Logie Baird ranks 8Before him are Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Hans Frank, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Ion Antonescu, Mikhail Kalinin, and Wilhelm Frick.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 152 out of 7,765Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), Catherine Parr (1512), Ian Fleming (1908), and Alfred Marshall (1842). After him are Henry IV of England (1367), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), and Saint Patrick (385).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 5Before him are James Watt (1736), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Charles Babbage (1791), and George Stephenson (1781). After him are Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Frank Whittle (1907), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), and Thomas Savery (1650).