Important People on the Computer History

By Taro96
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage first came up with the idea of a mechanical computer. Babbage created the difference engine, a machine capable of calculating the values of polynomial functions automatically, and the Analytical Engine, which was the first programmable computer in existence. He even drew up plans for the first printer. He died on 18th October 1871.
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    George Boole devised the binary algebraic system, according to which any mathematical equations could be simply defined by states of "true" or "false". Known as Boolean logic, this fundamental language is exactly what processors are in their trillions of operations per second. It is probably the most important personality in the history of the computer. He died 8th December 1864
  • Walter Brattain

    Walter Brattain
    In 1948, Walter Brattain invented the transistor, which became crucial not only to the current era of the computer, but also for all the modern appliances and telecommunication systems. The first transistor was only slightly larger than a centimeter, today tens of millions of transistors can reside on a computer chip. He died 13rd October 1987.
  • John Von Neumann

    John Von Neumann
    John von Neumann was one of the greatest mathematicians of our recent times.
    John von Neumann described an architecture in which both data and the program are stored in a computer's memory in the same address space, making for more flexible computers that were easier to program. He died 8th February 1957.
  • Alan Turing

    Alan Turing
    Alan Turing was principally a mathematician.
    The initial Turing machine created was the Bombe: an electromechanical device devised to help the code-breakers device the key of the day the German's were using on their Enigma machines. After the war Turing was an influential figure and came up with the Turing Test: a method by which to test artificial intelligence. He died on 7th June of 1954.
  • Jack Kilby

    Jack Kilby
    Kilby invented the integrated circuit (IC) in 1958, working for Texas Instruments. Contained two transistor merged into a single piece of semiconductor material. The chip is crucial in the development of modern microprocessors. He died 20th June 2005.
  • Douglas Engelbart

    Douglas Engelbart
    Douglas Engelbart creating methods by which people would interact with computers.Douglas EngelbartIt was here that he created the mouse , still the de facto way that we interact with computers today. He and his team also created bit-mapped screens, hypertext and some precursors to the graphical user interface (GUI). He died on 2sn July 2013.
  • Gordon Moore

    Gordon Moore
    Gordon Moore is justly famous for the Moore law, Moore's company Intel (co-founded with Robert Noyce) has adhered to it, delivering faster and more complicated processor designs. The company supplied its processors to IBM for use in the PC, and with the success of that market, all of the IBM PC clones. As the founder of Intel, Moore has helped shape the modern world and create the base technology platform that the majority of the world uses, whether its Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Philip Don Estridge

    Philip Don Estridge
    Philip Don Estridge led the development of the IBM Personal Computer (PC), arguably the most important computer in the history of computers. It's the creation of this computer that's led to the types of computer that we have today. The revolutionary part about the computer was that it was designed by using off-the-shelf parts available from OEMs, rather than creating brand-new technology. He died on 2sd of August 1985.
  • Dennis Ritchie

    Dennis Ritchie
    It was an American programmer. It was one of the pioneers of modern computing, Developer of the C language, high-level programming language. He died on 9th October 2011
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    In 1976 Steve Jobs, along with Stephen Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded Apple. Although the company had early success with the Apple and, in particular, Apple II computers, it was the original Macintosh (1984) that changed things: it was the first computer to have a graphical user interface and mouse rather than a command line interface. He died on 5th February of 2011.
  • James Gosling

    James Gosling
    Gosling created GOSMACS, a variant of the text editor Emacs. He subsequently developed a multi-processor version of the Unix operating system, as well as several compilers and mail systems. In 1984, Gosling gained worldwide fame by inventing the programming language Java objects (the programming language most commonly used today).
  • Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee
    While working as a contractor at CERN, he came up with a system called ENQUIRE, which enabled sharing and updating information between researchers using hypertext.
    when he returned to CERN that he saw an opportunity to link hypertext to the internet (itself only actually a way of connecting computer networks across the globe) and the World Wide Web was born. He designed and built the first web browser, created the first web server and, in short, changed the entire world as we know it.
  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates
    Bill Gates is best known for founding Microsoft.
    Microsoft went on to create Windows - the most successful operating system ever, and used by the majority of people the world over.
  • Guido Van Rossum

    Guido Van Rossum
    Van Rossum is a Dutch computer scientist, the creator of the Python programming language. In the Python community is called "Benevolent Dictator for Life" (Benevolent Dictator for Life), in the sense that it continues to monitor the development process of Python, making decisions wherever necessary
  • Linus Benedict Torvalds

    Linus Benedict Torvalds
    Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish computer programmer, best known for being the author of the first version of the Linux kernel and coordinator of the project to develop the same. Even today it coordinates the development of the kernel.
  • Sergey Brin

    Sergey Brin
    Sergey Brin, in the nineties with Larry Page, developed the algorithms for the search engine Google, a giant billionaire and one of the largest Internet companies.
  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg
    Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and American entrepreneur, co-founder of the social network Facebook.