Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot



J.M.E. Baudot

(1845-1903) The inventor of the Baudot code. Baudot joined the French Post & Telegraph Administration in 1869 as a telegraph operator. In his own time he developed a code for sending several messages at once. In 1874 Baudot patented his first printing telegraph where signals were translated onto paper tape. The Baudot code was adopted first in France and then by other nations for <telegraph> and <teletype> transmissions.

The unit of transmission speed, baud, is named after him.