Constantin Dmitrievich Perskyi (Константин
Дмитриевич Перский) (2 June 1854 – 5 April 1906)
was a Russian scientist who is credited with coining the word
television (télévision) in a paper that he presented in French at
the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25
August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris. At the time,
he was Professor of Electricity at the Artillery Academy of Saint
Petersburg. His paper referred to the work of other experimenters in
the field, including
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