Fritz Pfleumer (Entrepreneur) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Fritz Pfleumer

Fritz Pfleumer was a German-Austrian engineer who invented magnetic tape for recording sound.

Born: March 20, 1881, Salzburg
Died: August 29, 1945, Radebeul
Nationality: German-Austrian
Parent(s): Robert Pfleumer (1848–1934), Minna, née Hünich (1846–1932)

About Fritz Pfleumer

Inventor of the magnetic tape that helped change the way sound was recorded and played back.

Before Fame

His work on the magnetic tape machine was based on earlier research by his countrymen.


His patented magnetic tape with oxide was used in the world’s first working tape recorder, the Magnetophon K1.

Family Life

He had five siblings, one of whom later immigrated to the U.S.


His magnetic tape was in great demand almost immediately. According to one popular story, even Allied General Dwight Eisenhower wanted to use the superior German tape.

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