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Ralph Henry Baer
Baer in June 2009
Rudolf Heinrich Baer

(1922-03-08)March 8, 1922
DiedDecember 6, 2014(2014-12-06) (aged 92)
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.


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