Gernsback, Hugo

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Gernsback, Hugo Gender: M
Gernsbacher, Hugo
born on 16 August 1884 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°30' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°09'

Hugo Gernsback (watching a television broadcast from his WRNY station in 1928)


Luxembourgish-American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. His contributions to the genre as publisher–although not as a writer–were so significant that, along with the novelists H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, he is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". In his honour, annual awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention are named the "Hugos".

He was the world's first radio-supply-house dealer. Highly intelligent and versatile, he designed the first home radio set.

Gernsback was educated in Luxembourg but moved to the U.S. when he was 20, where he became an editor of science magazines and the first of the science-fiction magazines. He founded "Amazing Stories" sci-fi mag in 1926.

He died at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City on 19 August 1967, aged 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Start Business 1926 ("Amazing Stories" magazine)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 August 1967 (Age 83 +3 days)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level; noted as highly intelligent)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Luxembourg to U.S.)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83 +3 days)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Amazing Stories magazine, radio supply house)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor of Sci-Fi)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Hugo Award named after him)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Radio inventor)