Grabovsky Boris Pavlovich

Boris Pavlovich Grabovsky (May 26, 1901 – 1966) – Soviet physicist and inventor, one of the pioneers of television, who was the first to invent a fully electronic television with horizontal and vertical scans.

Born May 26, 1901 in Tobolsk, in the family of the exiled Ukrainian revolutionary poet Pavel Arsenievich Grabovsky and Anastasia Nikolaevna Gutovskoy. After the death of their father in November 1902, the Grabowskys moved to Ukraine, and later to Central Asia.

Boris Grabovsky volunteered for the Red Army. He worked first in Tashtram as a wire wrapper, and then went to work as a laboratory assistant in the laboratory of the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of the Central Asian University (SAGU).

Boris Grabovsky began to take private lessons from the Saratov physicist N.G. Piskunov. Soon they began to work together on inventions in collaboration with the young radio operator V.I. Popov.

It is believed that on July 26, 1928 in Tashkent B.P. For the first time in the world, Grabowski was able to transmit by radio, wirelessly, a moving image using a fully electronic television system. A special commission recorded in the official protocol that on July 26, 1928, an experiment was made with devices for transmitting moving images over a distance.

Boris Grabovsky died and was buried in 1966 in the capital of Kyrgyzstan – the city of Frunze, now Bishkek.