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Who invented television

Attributing the true inventor or inventors to a specific invention can be tricky business. Often credit goes to the inventor of the most practical or best working invention rather than to the original inventor(s). This happens to be the case with the invention of the TV. Philo Taylor Farnsworth wasn't the first person to dream of television, but, he was the first person to find a way to make it work without requiring mechanical components. On August 26, 1930, he was awarded a patent for the first fully electronic television device, some ten years after having first had the idea. By the end of his life, he accumulated more than 300 patents on television and other inventions.