John Logie Baird FRSE
(1888-1946)

Died aged c. 58

John Logie Baird FRSE (/ˈloʊɡi bɛərd/; 13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator who demonstrated the world's first live working television system on 26 January 1926. He went on to invent the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first viable purely electronic colour television picture tube. In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history. In 2006, Baird was named as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history, having been listed in the National Library of Scotland's 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame'. In 2015 he was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. On 26 January 2017 – IEEE unveiled a bronze street plaque at 22 Frith Street (Bar Italia), London, dedicated to Baird and the invention of television. In 2021 'The Royal Mint' of Great Britain has celebrated the life and work of one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative inventors, with the unveiling of a commemorative John Logie Baird, 50p brilliant uncirculated coin. Year-dated 2021 commemorating the 75th anniversary of Baird’s death.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

John Logie Baird 1888-1946 television pioneer lived here

3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham, SE26 Lewisham, London, United Kingdom where they lived

In this house John Logie Baird 1888-1946 first demonstrated television

22 Frith Street, London, United Kingdom where they demonstrated

From this site John Logie Baird broadcast the first television programme in Great Britain on the 30th September 1929

132-135 Long Acre, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they broadcast the first television programme in Great Britain

Between 1944-1946 'Baird Court' was the last residing address of John Logie Baird 1888-1946 inventor of the world's first working television system

Baird Court, Station Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom where they experimented

John Logie Baird (1888-1946) Britain's first long distance television pictures were transmitted to a ?? in this hotel from London by John Logie Baird on May 24th 1927

Grand Central Hotel (in the hotel lobby), 99 Gordon Street, G1 3SF, Glasgow, United Kingdom where they was