Guillermo González Camarena Inventor

Guillermo González Camarena (February 17, 1917 – April 18, 1965), was a Mexican engineer who was the inventor of a color-wheel type of color television, and who also introduced color television to Mexico. Born in Guadalajara in 1917, his family moved to Mexico City when Guillermo was almost 2 years old. As a boy he made electrically propelled toys, and at the age of twelve built his first amateur radio. González Camarena was born into a family composed by Arturo González and Sara Camarena, originally from Arandas, Jalisco. One of his older brothers Jorge (1908–1980), was a prominent painter, muralist and sculptor. In 1930 he graduated from the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (ESIME) at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN); he obtained his first radio license two years later. He was also an avid stargazer; he built his own telescope and became a regular member of the Astronomical Society of Mexico. González Camarena invented the "Chromoscopic adapter for television equipment", an early color television transmission system. He was only 17. A U.S.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 17th, 1917
Date of death
April 18th, 1965 at age of 48
Place of death
Places lived
Mexico City , Mexico
pop. 8,864,370 (2012)


1. Instituto Politécnico Nacional Colleges/University

The National Polytechnic Institute (in Spanish: Instituto Politécnico Nacional, IPN) colloquially known as the Polytechnic (el Politécnico) is one of the largest public universities in Mexico with 153.027 students at the high school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It was founded on 1 January 1936 during the administration of President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río as a response to provide professional education to the most disadvantaged social classes in that historical period.

Type Public university
Institution colors
January 1st, 1936
Mexico City, Mexico City
2009. 147,090
2009. 5,937
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