Ralph H. Baer

German-American inventor and engineer

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.

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

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.


  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.
  3. Graft, Kris (December 7, 2014). "Ralph Baer, 'father of video games,' passes away". Gamasutra. Retrieved December 7, 2014.

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