Douglas Engelbart

1925 - 2013

Douglas Engelbart

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 834,034 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Douglas Engelbart ranks 42 out of 323Before him are Ismail al-Jazari, Steve Wozniak, László Bíró, John Boyd Dunlop, Herman Hollerith, and Abbas ibn Firnas. After him are William G. Morgan, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Adam Opel, Emile Berliner, Louis Blériot, and Karl Drais.

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Among people born in 1925, Douglas Engelbart ranks 23Before him are Carlos Castaneda, Mikis Theodorakis, Audie Murphy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Giorgio Napolitano, and Rock Hudson. After him are Ananda Mahidol, Jack Lemmon, Peter Sellers, Simon van der Meer, Angela Lansbury, and Frantz Fanon. Among people deceased in 2013, Douglas Engelbart ranks 11Before him are Doris Lessing, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Peter O'Toole, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Frederick Sanger. After him are Tom Clancy, Giulio Andreotti, Ronald Coase, Giuliano Gemma, Lou Reed, and Paul Walker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 371 out of 12,171Before him are Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Albert Fish (1870), Mary Cassatt (1844), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Herbert A. Simon (1916). After him are Joe Biden (1942), Julia Roberts (1967), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Christopher Walken (1943), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and John Coltrane (1926).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 8Before him are Henry Ford (1863), Samuel Morse (1791), Samuel Colt (1814), Robert Fulton (1765), Steve Wozniak (1950), and Herman Hollerith (1860). After him are William G. Morgan (1870), George Westinghouse (1846), Willis Carrier (1876), Isaac Singer (1811), Charles Goodyear (1800), and Josephine Cochrane (1839).