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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 689,838 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Edgar F. Codd is the 16th most popular computer scientist (down from 12th in 2019), the 801st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 823rd 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 16 out of 201Before him are George Dantzig, Linus Torvalds, John McCarthy, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Vint Cerf. After him are Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Ray Kurzweil, Ken Thompson, Dorothy Vaughan, Marvin Minsky, and Guido van Rossum.

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Among people born in 1923, Edgar F. Codd ranks 43Before him are Diane Arbus, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Morris, Alice Miller, Cliff Robertson, and Jorge Semprún. After him are Stephanie Kwolek, Merton Miller, Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, René Thom, and Philip Warren Anderson. Among people deceased in 2003, Edgar F. Codd ranks 37Before him are Horst Buchholz, Bernard Katz, Bertram Brockhouse, Alberto Sordi, Celia Cruz, and Frank Sheeran. After him are Franco Corelli, Denis Thatcher, Leslie Cheung, Roberto Bolaño, Isser Harel, and Jack Elam.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar F. Codd ranks 801 out of 7,765Before him are Archibald Hill (1886), David Cameron (1966), Bernard Cornwell (1944), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), John Vane (1927), and Wentworth Miller (1972). After him are Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Francis Hutcheson (1694), David McCallum (1933), Oliver Smithies (1925), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), and Rodney Robert Porter (1917).


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