Philo Farnsworth Rank
About Philo Farnsworth
Philo Farnsworth was a famous American inventor best remembered for his instrumental contributions to the development of the television. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the most prominent pioneers of television technology. In 1999, he was included in Time magazine's compilation of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
He was the first of the five children born to Serena Bastian and Lewis Farnsworth. He was married to Elma "Pem" Gardner from 1926 until his death in 1971. He and Pem had four sons together.
He made his first TV transmission in 1927 when he was only 21 years old.
Despite his successful career as an inventor, he died in debt.
He was a Mormon.
Philo Farnsworth Rank
Philo Farnsworth's Popularity
Philo Farnsworth was a famous American inventor, invented the Fusor, who was born on August 19, 1906. As a person born on this date, Philo Farnsworth is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (August 19) and the 11th most popular for the year (1906).
People born on August 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Philo Farnsworth is the 951st most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Philo Farnsworth's birthday, Philo Farnsworth is the 5678th most famous American.
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