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Charles Simonyi

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Charles Simonyi (; Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced [ˈʃimoɲi ˈkaːroj]; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-American software architect. He started and led Microsoft's applications group, where he built the first versions of Microsoft Office.He co-founded and led Intentional Software (acquired by Microsoft in 2017), with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming.In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Simonyi has received more than 766,963 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Charles Simonyi is the 159th most popular businessperson (down from 147th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 147th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Charles Simonyi ranks 159 out of 601Before him are Vincenzo Lancia, Sung Jae-gi, Eric Schmidt, Basil Zaharoff, Melinda Gates, and Lady Bird Johnson. After him are Masayoshi Son, Phil Knight, Karl Albrecht, Stanley Ho, Torakusu Yamaha, and Tomáš Baťa.

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Among people born in 1948, Charles Simonyi ranks 94Before him are Glenn Frey, Charles Taylor, Steven Chu, Johnny Ramone, Theo Jansen, and Tim Staffell. After him are Mischa Maisky, Stevie Nicks, Edwige Fenech, Jesper Christensen, Salvador Puig Antich, and Jonathan Hyde.

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Among people born in Hungary, Charles Simonyi ranks 149 out of 866Before him are Michael Balint (1896), Márta Mészáros (1931), Loránd Eötvös (1848), Yolanda of Poland (1235), Aladár Gerevich (1910), and Hans Richter (1843). After him are Ferenc Deák (1803), Taksony of Hungary (931), Joseph Kosma (1905), Edgar Ætheling (1051), Béla Balázs (1884), and Ludwig von Benedek (1804).


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