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With 245 biographies, Computer Scientists are the 50th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Extremists, Celebrities, and Sculptors.


Pantheon has 247 people classified as computer scientists born between 1809 and 2000. Of these 247, 166 (67.21%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living computer scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, and Donald Knuth. The most famous deceased computer scientists include Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, and Niklaus Wirth. As of April 2024, 29 new computer scientists have been added to Pantheon including Kateryna Yushchenko, Jack Dongarra, and Hal Finney.

Living Computer Scientists

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Deceased Computer Scientists

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Newly Added Computer Scientists (2024)

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Most computer scientists were born in United States (127), United Kingdom (20), and Germany (8). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (20), Boston (4), and London (3).The most common death places of computer scientists were United States (53), United Kingdom (5), and Norway (3). By city, these were Stanford, California (4), Pittsburgh (3), and Boston (2).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as computer scientists in Pantheon are Arthur Samuel, Warren Weaver, and Luigi Federico Menabrea.  The concentration of computer scientists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier computer scientists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Computer Scientists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Computer Scientists since 1700.