Henri de France, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henri de France

Television inventor

Date of Birth: 07-Sep-1911

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 29-Apr-1986

Profession: engineer, inventor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Henri de France

  • Henri Georges de France (7 September 1911 Paris – 29 April 1986 Paris) was a pioneering French television inventor.
  • His inventions include the 819 line French standard and the SECAM color system.
  • He was also apparently behind the HD-MAC high-definition standard. On December 6, 1931, De France founded the Compagnie GĂ©nĂ©rale de TĂ©lĂ©vision in Le Havre, making television sets with a vertical definition of 60 lines.
  • In February 1932, De France made several transmissions over a distance of 7 km from the "Radio-Normandie" station in FĂ©camp.
  • These signals were received by a few people located over 100 km away.
  • In October 1932, he achieved a definition of 120 lines.
  • In 1956, he patented the SECAM color television system.
  • On October 1, 1967 at 2:15pm CET, la deuxième chaĂ®ne switched from black and white to color using SECAM. De France is interred in Paris (cimetière du Montparnasse). The public passage near France TĂ©lĂ©visions buildings in Paris is named Esplanade Henri de France.

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