Paul Gottlieb Nipkow

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Birthday
22, 1860
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 24, 1940 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1860
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 24, 1940 (80)

About

Best remembered for inventing a TV transmission device known as the Nipkow disk, this Prussian-born inventor ushered in the modern entertainment era.

Before Fame

In his early years, he studied various sub-fields of physics under the prominent scientists Adolf Slaby and Hermann von Helmholtz.

Trivia

Berlin's first public television station, Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow, was named in Nipkow's honor.

Family Life

A native of Lauenburg, Prussia (modern-day Poland), he was born into a family of Polish Kashubian heritage.

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In 1925, John Logie Baird became the first person to successfully produce television images using Nipkow's invention.

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