Douglas Engelbart

1925 - 2013

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Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer, inventor, and a pioneer in many aspects of computer science. He is best known for his work on founding the field of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, which resulted in creation of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces. These were demonstrated at The Mother of All Demos in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Engelbart has received more than 1,352,146 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Douglas Engelbart is the 52nd most popular inventor (up from 59th in 2019), the 465th most popular biography from United States (up from 586th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Inventor.

Douglas Engelbart is most famous for inventing the computer mouse and the graphical user interface.

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Among inventors, Douglas Engelbart ranks 52 out of 426Before him are John Herschel, Hans Lippershey, Willis Carrier, Herman Hollerith, Karl Drais, and William G. Morgan. After him are James Naismith, Emile Berliner, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Louis Renault, John Boyd Dunlop, and Charles Goodyear.

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Among people born in 1925, Douglas Engelbart ranks 27Before him are B.B. King, Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson, Jacques Delors, Peter Sellers, and Michel Piccoli. After him are Angela Lansbury, Ananda Mahidol, Nílton Santos, Gabriele Amorth, Simon van der Meer, and Frantz Fanon. Among people deceased in 2013, Douglas Engelbart ranks 15Before him are Doris Lessing, Heinrich Rohrer, Djalma Santos, Giulio Andreotti, Frederick Sanger, and Robert Coleman Richardson. After him are Lou Reed, Paul Walker, Boris Berezovsky, Nílton Santos, Giuliano Gemma, and Donald A. Glaser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 465 out of 20,380Before him are Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Ralph Lauren (1939), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), and Bryan Cranston (1956). After him are Iggy Pop (1947), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Dick Cheney (1941), Steven Van Zandt (1950), Gordon Allport (1897), and Lou Reed (1942).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 14Before him are Robert Fulton (1765), Ruth Handler (1916), Jimmy Wales (1966), Willis Carrier (1876), Herman Hollerith (1860), and William G. Morgan (1870). After him are Charles Goodyear (1800), Isaac Singer (1811), John Browning (1855), John Deere (1804), Josephine Cochrane (1839), and Les Paul (1915).