Bjarne Stroustrup

1950 - Today

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Bjarne Stroustrup (; Danish: [ˈbjaːnə ˈstʁʌwˀstʁɔp]; born 30 December 1950) is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the invention and development of the C++ programming language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bjarne Stroustrup has received more than 1,514,060 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Bjarne Stroustrup is the 56th most popular engineer (up from 61st in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 132nd in 2019) and the most popular Danish Engineer.

Bjarne Stroustrup is most famous for being the creator of the C++ programming language.

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Among engineers, Bjarne Stroustrup ranks 56 out of 325Before him are Walter Dornberger, Jack Swigert, Gustaf de Laval, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ernst Heinkel, and Henry Gantt. After him are Alexander Wienerberger, Jimmy Doolittle, Valdemar Poulsen, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Nikolay Zhukovsky, and Loránd Eötvös.

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Among people born in 1950, Bjarne Stroustrup ranks 42Before him are Ken Shimura, Chris Norman, Julie Walters, Mark Spitz, Ma Ying-jeou, and Vesna Vulović. After him are William H. Macy, Tsugumi Ohba, Christina Onassis, Jeffery Deaver, Jody Scheckter, and Georg Bednorz.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Bjarne Stroustrup ranks 127 out of 783Before him are S. P. L. Sørensen (1868), Wilhelm Johannsen (1857), Valdemar III of Denmark (1314), Allan Simonsen (1952), Louis Hjelmslev (1899), and Nicolai Abildgaard (1743). After him are Johan Christian Fabricius (1745), Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg (1796), Aksel Sandemose (1899), Charles I, Count of Flanders (1083), Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788), and Valdemar Poulsen (1869).

Among ENGINEERS In Denmark

Among engineers born in Denmark, Bjarne Stroustrup ranks 1After him are Valdemar Poulsen (1869).