Charles Simonyi

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Charles Simonyi (; Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced [ˈʃimoɲi ˈkaːroj]; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American software architect. He started and led Microsoft's applications group, where he built the first versions of Microsoft Office suite of applications. He co-founded and led Intentional Software (acquired by Microsoft in 2017), with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Simonyi has received more than 564,103 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Charles Simonyi is the 147th most popular businessperson (down from 114th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 128th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Charles Simonyi ranks 147 out of 604Before him are Chaleo Yoovidhya, Katharine Graham, Theodor de Bry, Gianni Infantino, Phil Knight, and Jack Welch. After him are Martha Stewart, Asa Griggs Candler, Masayoshi Son, Torakusu Yamaha, Karl Albrecht, and Thomas J. Watson.

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Among people born in 1948, Charles Simonyi ranks 81Before him are Chris de Burgh, Don Airey, John Noble, Susan Atkins, Johnny Ramone, and Amadou Toumani Touré. After him are Nicolae Timofti, Billy Crystal, Bill Ward, Salvador Puig Antich, Theo Jansen, and István Sándorfi.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Charles Simonyi ranks 147 out of 696Before him are László Csatáry (1915), Marcel Grossmann (1878), Judit Polgár (1976), Gyula Lóránt (1923), Gusztáv Jány (1883), and Imre Schlosser (1889). After him are Ludwig von Benedek (1804), Taksony of Hungary (931), George I Rákóczi (1593), Béla Balázs (1884), Karl Goldmark (1830), and Éva Székely (1927).


Among businesspeople born in Hungary, Charles Simonyi ranks 2Before him are George Soros (1930). After him are Andrew Grove (1936).