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 his 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 2,332,079 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). John Logie Baird is the 28th most popular inventor (down from 22nd in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Inventor.

John Logie Baird is most famous for inventing the television.

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Among inventors, John Logie Baird ranks 28 out of 355Before him are Antonio Meucci, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Denis Papin, George Westinghouse, Bartolomeo Cristofori, and James Naismith. After him are Robert Fulton, Adolphe Sax, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Nicolas Appert, Jimmy Wales, and Konrad Zuse.

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Among people born in 1888, John Logie Baird ranks 6Before him are Heinz Guderian, T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. After him are Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, José Raúl Capablanca, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Among people deceased in 1946, John Logie Baird ranks 13Before him are Alfred Rosenberg, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin. After him are Wilhelm Frick, Alexander Alekhine, Julius Streicher, Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, and Fritz Sauckel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 196 out of 6,924Before him are Helen Mirren (1945), John Keats (1795), Boudica (33), Robert Burns (1759), Henry I of England (1068), and Henry Morgan (1635). After him are Laurence Olivier (1907), Ben Kingsley (1943), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), and Stan Laurel (1890).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Logie Baird ranks 6Before him are James Watt (1736), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Charles Babbage (1791), George Stephenson (1781), and Thomas Newcomen (1663). After him are John Herschel (1792), Richard Trevithick (1771), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Frank Whittle (1907), and Richard Arkwright (1732).