Karl Ferdinand

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Birthday
6, 1850
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 20, 1918 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1850
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 20, 1918 (67)

About

German physicist who invented the cathode ray tube and contributed to wireless communication technology.

Before Fame

He already had an important teaching post at a local college at just 30 years of age.

Trivia

His invention made television and radio possible.

Family Life

He came from a family of modest means and took up teaching on his father's advice because it was a reliable profession.

Associated With

His ideas for radio were borrowed by Guglielmo Marconi for Marconi's research into radio. This was by Marconi's own admission.