Hugo Gernsback

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Birthday
16, 1884
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Aug 19, 1967 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1884
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Aug 19, 1967 (83)

About

A Luxembourgian publisher, inventor, and writer, he is particularly known for Ralph 124C 41+ (1911) and other works of science fiction. In 1908, he founded Modern Electrics magazine.

Before Fame

He worked as an electronics engineer and an inventor before delving into science fiction.

Trivia

His name was given to the Hugos (the annual World Science Fiction Convention awards).

Family Life

He was married three times. Rose Harvey was his first wife; Dorothy Kantrowitz was his second, and Mary Hancher was his third.

Associated With

He and H.G. Wells were both important science fiction authors.