Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Jean-Maurice-Emile BaudotName: Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot

Born: September 11, 1845, in Magneux, Haute-Marne, France

Death: March 28, 1903 (Age: 58)

Computer-related contributions

  • French telegraph engineer and communications pioneer.
  • Invented the Baudot code in 1874 (first means of digital communication).
  • Inventor of a multiplexed printing telegraph system.

Honors and awards

  • Baud unit was named after him.
  • Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy (1901).
  • Officer of the Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur (1898).
  • Knight's Cross of the Légion d'honneur (1879).
  • Gold medal of the Exposition Universelle (1878).