Laszlo Biro

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Birthday
29, 1899
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Oct 24, 1985 (86)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1899
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Oct 24, 1985 (86)

About

Hungarian journalist who invented the first ballpoint pen.

Before Fame

He set out to combine the quick-drying properties of newspaper ink with the ease of use of pens.

Trivia

His ballpoint pens were first used on military airplanes, where altitude air pressure made previous ink pens impractical.

Family Life

He and his brothers worked together on the ballpoint pen and moved to Argentina to start selling them.

Associated With

He and George Mikes, born a few years after Biro, both became well-known Hungarian journalists.