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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 926,001 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Douglas Engelbart is the 49th most popular inventor (down from 42nd in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from United States (down from 371st in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Inventor.

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

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.99

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  • 3.88

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Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, Douglas Engelbart ranks 49 out of 355Before him are László Bíró, Elon Musk, Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, Willis Carrier, and Wilhelm Maybach. After him are Karl Drais, John Boyd Dunlop, Steve Wozniak, Emile Berliner, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, and Henry Fox Talbot.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1925, Douglas Engelbart ranks 26Before him are Jorge Rafael Videla, Rock Hudson, Michel Piccoli, Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, and Jack Lemmon. After him are Pierre Boulez, Peter Sellers, Ananda Mahidol, Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, and Ernst Happel. Among people deceased in 2013, Douglas Engelbart ranks 14Before him are Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, and Tom Clancy. After him are Ronald Coase, Robert Edwards, Giulio Andreotti, Lou Reed, Giuliano Gemma, and Nílton Santos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 445 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Abagnale (1948), Tom Clancy (1947), Julianne Moore (1960), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Joseph Henry (1797), and Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875). After him are Kurt Russell (1951), Carroll Shelby (1923), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Dillinger (1903), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), and Christopher Reeve (1952).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Douglas Engelbart ranks 13Before him are Jimmy Wales (1966), William G. Morgan (1870), Herman Hollerith (1860), Isaac Singer (1811), Charles Goodyear (1800), and Willis Carrier (1876). After him are Steve Wozniak (1950), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), John Deere (1804), George Eastman (1854), and John Browning (1855).