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Douglas Engelbart

1925 - 2013

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Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. 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 1,187,539 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Douglas Engelbart is the 59th most popular inventor (down from 49th in 2019), the 586th most popular biography from United States (down from 445th 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 59 out of 354Before him are Wilhelm Maybach, Frank Whittle, Isaac Singer, Adam Opel, John Deere, and Louis Blériot. After him are Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Renault, John Browning, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Jimmy Wales, and Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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Among people born in 1925, Douglas Engelbart ranks 31Before him are Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Boulez, Maya Plisetskaya, and Robert Edwards. After him are Ananda Mahidol, Paul Mauriat, Nílton Santos, Rod Steiger, Wong Fei-hung, and Peter Brook. Among people deceased in 2013, Douglas Engelbart ranks 24Before him are Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, Christian de Duve, Djalma Santos, Robert Edwards, and Robert Coleman Richardson. After him are Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, François Jacob, and Donald A. Glaser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 586 out of 18,182Before him are John Deere (1804), Kevin Spacey (1959), John R. Bolton (1948), Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), and Robert Coleman Richardson (1937). After him are Angela Davis (1944), Clifford Geertz (1926), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), and Art Garfunkel (1941).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 14Before him are Herman Hollerith (1860), Charles Goodyear (1800), William G. Morgan (1870), Willis Carrier (1876), Isaac Singer (1811), and John Deere (1804). After him are John Browning (1855), Jimmy Wales (1966), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), and Ray Tomlinson (1941).