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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
(1845-1903) The inventor of the Baudot code. Baudot
joined the French Post & Telegraph Administration in 1869 as a
telegraph operator. In his own time he developed a code for
sending several messages at once. In 1874 Baudot patented his
first printing telegraph where signals were translated onto paper
tape. The Baudot code was adopted first in France and then by
other nations for and transmissions.
The unit of transmission speed, baud, is named after him.
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