Ballpoint pen is a writing instrument.
Its inventor was Làszló Joszéf Biro.
He was born on the 29th of September 1899.
Biró was born in Budapest in Hungary and he was Jewish.
When he was a reporter in Hungary the newspaper printing dried quickly. He discovered that by putting a small ball inside the point the result was better. He presented the first production of the ballpoint pen in 1931 at the Budapest International Fair.
Biró patented the invention in Paris in 1938. In 1943 the brothers moved to Argentina. On the 10th of June they formed Biró pens of Argentina.
He had a wife, Elsa Sechik, and a daughter, Marina. Biró died in Buenos Aires on 24th of October 1985. Argentina's inventors day is celebrated on Biró's birth day.