John Baird

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
John Baird

Name: John Logie Baird

Born: August 14, 1888, in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Death: June 14, 1946 (Age: 57)

Computer-related contributions

  • Scottish engineer, inventor, and innovator.
  • Invented the world's first mechanical television.
  • Created the first publicly demonstrated colour television system.
  • Designed the first purely electronic color television picture tube.

Honors and awards

  • Named in the National Library of Scotland's 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame' as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history (2006).
  • Ranked number 44 in the BBC's list of the "100 Greatest Britons" (2002).