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 562,252 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Edgar F. Codd is the 12th most popular computer scientist (up from 13th in 2019), the 823rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 757th 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 12 out of 205Before him are Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Niklaus Wirth, Lotfi A. Zadeh, John McCarthy, and Linus Torvalds. After him are Ken Thompson, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vint Cerf, George Dantzig, and Larry Page.

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Among people born in 1923, Edgar F. Codd ranks 47Before him are René Girard, Jorge Semprún, Val Logsdon Fitch, Mauno Koivisto, Frederick Herzberg, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. After him are Dev Anand, René Thom, Alice Miller, Conrad Bain, Aaron Spelling, and Stephanie Kwolek. Among people deceased in 2003, Edgar F. Codd ranks 39Before him are Bernard Katz, Isser Harel, Helmut Rahn, Bertram Brockhouse, Horst Buchholz, and David Dacko. After him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Franco Corelli, Leslie Cheung, Mario Beccaria, John Schlesinger, and Nǃxau ǂToma.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar F. Codd ranks 823 out of 6,924Before him are Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Robert FitzRoy (1805), Archibald Hill (1886), Leonora Carrington (1917), William Bateson (1861), and Brian Eno (1948). After him are Chris Norman (1950), Emily Davison (1872), Edgar Adrian (1889), James Paul Moody (1887), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), and James Hadley Chase (1906).


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), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Robin Milner (1934), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), Gary McKinnon (1966), Richard Garriott (1961), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), and Bill Moggridge (1943).