Betty Holberton

1917 - 2001

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Frances Elizabeth Holberton (March 7, 1917 – December 8, 2001) was one of the six original programmers of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Holberton has received more than 160,167 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Betty Holberton is the 80th most popular computer scientist (up from 113th in 2019), the 4,953rd most popular biography from United States (down from 31st in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Betty Holberton ranks 80 out of 205Before her are Jean Bartik, Adi Shamir, Richard M. Karp, Rasmus Lerdorf, Manuel Blum, and Eric S. Raymond. After her are Evelyn Berezin, Judea Pearl, Adam Osborne, Sergey Lebedev, John Cocke, and Mary Kenneth Keller.

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Among people born in 1917, Betty Holberton ranks 174Before her are Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, Musine Kokalari, Laurindo Almeida, Yuri Lyubimov, and Larry O'Brien. After her are Marsha Hunt, William H. McNeill, Otto Glória, M. G. Ramachandran, Adolfo Consolini, and Torsten Lindberg. Among people deceased in 2001, Betty Holberton ranks 159Before her are Milorad B. Protić, Gordon R. Dickson, Mordecai Richler, Javier Urruticoechea, Trịnh Công Sơn, and Mongo Beti. After her are Lewis Arquette, Davorin Popović, Philippe Léotard, Arie van Vliet, Bernard Heuvelmans, and Budd Boetticher.

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Among people born in United States, Betty Holberton ranks 4,953 out of 15,968Before her are W. Averell Harriman (1891), Joe Simon (1913), Childe Hassam (1859), Sterling Morrison (1942), Amy Madigan (1950), and Larry O'Brien (1917). After her are Billy Blanks (1955), Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964), Dee Dee Warwick (1942), Jimmy Durante (1893), Fred Gwynne (1926), and Billie Burke (1884).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Betty Holberton ranks 50Before her are Edward Feigenbaum (1936), Gary Kildall (1942), John Draper (1943), Jean Bartik (1924), Richard M. Karp (1935), and Eric S. Raymond (1957). After her are Evelyn Berezin (1925), John Cocke (1925), Mary Kenneth Keller (1913), Robert Taylor (1932), Gil Amelio (1943), and Ruth Teitelbaum (1924).