Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Name: Jean-Maurice-Emile BaudotJean-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)