Donald Knuth

1938 - Today

Donald Knuth

Donald Ervin Knuth ( kə-NOOTH; born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the 1974 recipient of the ACM Turing Award, informally considered the Nobel Prize of computer science.He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Knuth has received more than 1,575,382 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Donald Knuth ranks 6 out of 187Before him are Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, and Dennis Ritchie. After him are Edsger W. Dijkstra, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, and Marvin Minsky.

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Among people born in 1938, Donald Knuth ranks 30Before him are Heinz Fischer, Liv Ullmann, Albert Fert, Mireille Darc, Natalie Wood, and Rod Laver. After him are Bounnhang Vorachith, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Otto Rehhagel, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Frederick Forsyth, and Fuad Masum.

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Among people born in United States, Donald Knuth ranks 525 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Keaton (1951), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Bill Haley (1925), Kevin Spacey (1959), Howard Hawks (1896), and Kamehameha I (1758). After him are Bryan Cranston (1956), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Frances Farmer (1913), Josephine Cochrane (1839), and Donald Rumsfeld (1932).