Ralph H. Baer

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Ralph Henry Baer
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Baer in June 2009
Born
Rudolf Heinrich Baer

(1922-03-08)March 8, 1922
DiedDecember 6, 2014(2014-12-06) (aged 92)
OccupationInventor
Spouse(s)Dena Whinston
(m. 1952–2006, her death)
ChildrenJames, Mark, Nancy
Parent(s)James L. Baer, Lucy K. Linard
WebsiteOfficial website

Ralph Henry Baer (March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-American inventor and engineer, known for his contributions to the video game industry.

Because he was of Jewish descent,[1] Baer moved to New York City in 1938. He later became a U.S. citizen.

He died at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 6, 2014, according to family and friends close to him.[2][3] He was 92 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. www.legacy.com
  2. Marino-Nachison, David (December 7, 2014). "Ralph H. Baer, a father of video gaming, dies at 92". Washington Post. Retrieved December 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Graft, Kris (December 7, 2014). "Ralph Baer, 'father of video games,' passes away". Gamasutra. Retrieved December 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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