Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Ralph H. Baer
Born: March 8, 1922 in Rodalben, Palatinate, Germany
Death: December 6, 2014 (Age: 92)
Computer related contributions
- German-born American video game pioneer, inventor and Engineer.
- Known as "The Father of Videogames".
- Best known for leading the development of the Brown box and Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game console and his pioneering patented work in establishing video games.
- Videogames: In the Beginning (2005)
Honors and awards
- Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2010)
- Developers Choice "Pioneer" award (2008)
- Developers Choice Awards (2008)
- IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award (2006)
- National Medal of Technology (2006)
- G4's video game award show G-Phoria Legend Award (2005)
- Life Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers