Rudolf Hell

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Rudolf HellName: Rudolf Hell

Born: December 19, 1901 in Eggmühl, Germany

Death: March 11, 2002 (Age: 101)

Computer related contributions

  • German electrical engineering and inventor.
  • Invented an apparatus called the Hellschreiber, an early forerunner to the fax machine.
  • Designed electronically controlled engraving of printing plate machines.
  • Created an electronic photo typesetting system called digiset.

Honors and awards

  • Eduard Rhein Ring of Honor (1992)
  • Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Award
  • City of Mainz Gutenberg Prize