Blumlein, Alan

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Blumlein, Alan Gender: M
Alan Dower Blumlein
born on 29 June 1903 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°49' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°50 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°59'


English electronics engineer, notable for his many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and radar. He received 128 patents and was considered as one of the most significant engineers and inventors of his time.

He died during World War II on 7 June 1942, aged 38, during the secret trial of an H2S airborne radar system then under development, when all on board the Halifax bomber he was flying in were killed when it crashed at Welsh Bicknor in Herefordshire. He was survived by two sons.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Life and Times of A. D. Blumlein" by R. W. Burns (IET, 2000), p. 2: "Alan Dower Blumlein was born at 6.30 pm on Monday 29th June 1903 at 31 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, London."


  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (inventor)