Edgar F. Codd

1923 - 2003

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Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd (19 August 1923 – 18 April 2003) was an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational databases and relational database management systems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar F. Codd has received more than 777,802 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Edgar F. Codd is the 13th most popular computer scientist (up from 16th in 2019), the 750th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 801st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Computer Scientist.

Edgar F. Codd is most famous for his work on relational databases.

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Among computer scientists, Edgar F. Codd ranks 13 out of 245Before him are Edsger W. Dijkstra, Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Linus Torvalds, and Andrew S. Tanenbaum. After him are Marvin Minsky, Ivan Sutherland, George Dantzig, Ray Kurzweil, John Backus, and Ken Thompson.

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Among people born in 1923, Edgar F. Codd ranks 44Before him are Jorge Semprún, Stjepan Bobek, Philip Warren Anderson, Alice Miller, Mauno Koivisto, and Erland Josephson. After him are Shūsaku Endō, Glynis Johns, René Thom, Aristides Pereira, Walter Kohn, and Queen Anne of Romania. Among people deceased in 2003, Edgar F. Codd ranks 40Before him are Richard Crenna, Leslie Cheung, Bertram Brockhouse, Nǃxau ǂToma, Celia Cruz, and Horst Buchholz. After him are David Dacko, Franco Corelli, Jack Elam, Roberto Bolaño, Mario Beccaria, and Monique Wittig.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar F. Codd ranks 750 out of 8,785Before him are Arthur Cayley (1821), John Macleod (1876), Andrew Huxley (1917), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), E. H. Carr (1892), and Louise of Great Britain (1724). After him are Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Banksy (1970), William Holman Hunt (1827), and H. Rider Haggard (1856).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Edgar F. Codd ranks 3Before him are Alan Turing (1912), and Tim Berners-Lee (1955). After him are Maurice Wilkes (1913), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Robin Milner (1934), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Richard Garriott (1961), Paul Graham (1964), and David Marr (1945).