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About Ralph Baer
Ralph Baer was a brilliant German-American game developer, inventor and engineer. Due to his numerous contributions and significant role in igniting the video game industry in the 20th century, he is known as “the Father of Video Games”.
Background, Early Life & Education
His birth name was Rudolf Heinrich Baer and he was born in Palatinate, Weimar Republic (now Germany). In fear of World War II, his family left Germany for the USA during his teens. After seeing many adverts for education in electronics, he developed an interest in learning the field. He then attended the National Radio Institute, graduating as a radio service expert in 1904. Baer also served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946.
Career & Video-game Inventions
He initially came up with the concept of playing games on a TV screen in the 1960s while he was an engineer at BAE Systems. He then labored through multiple prototypes with the help of his employers until he created a “Brown Box” which later served as the design for the first home-video-game console, “Magnavox Odyssey”.
He subsequently created many other video game consoles and computer hardware, including designing the famous electronic game “Simon”. He also achieved over 100 patents to his legacy and received a “National Medal of Technology”.
He died from natural causes at age 92 on December 6, 2014.
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F.A.Q. about Ralph Baer
When is Ralph Baer's birthday?
Ralph Baer's birthday is on March 8, 1922.
In how many days is Ralph Baer's birthday?
Ralph Baer's birthday is in 163 days
How old was Ralph Baer when he/she died?
Ralph Baer was 92 years old.
When did Ralph Baer die?
Ralph Baer died in December 6, 2014.
How old would Ralph Baer be today?
Ralph Baer would be 101 years old if he/she was alive today.
Where was Ralph Baer from?
Ralph Baer was born in Pirmasens, Germany.