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Howard H. Aiken

1900 - 1973

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Howard Hathaway Aiken (March 8, 1900 – March 14, 1973) was an American physicist and a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard H. Aiken has received more than 298,110 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Howard H. Aiken is the 39th most popular engineer, the 1,008th most popular biography from United States (down from 940th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Engineer.

Howard H. Aiken is most famous for his work on the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944.

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Among engineers, Howard H. Aiken ranks 39 out of 323Before him are Jiro Horikoshi, Theodore von Kármán, Oliver Heaviside, Villard de Honnecourt, Felix Wankel, and Pavel Sukhoi. After him are Godfrey Hounsfield, Anthony Fokker, John Ambrose Fleming, Alexander Wienerberger, Ildefons Cerdà, and Edward A. Murphy Jr..

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Among people born in 1900, Howard H. Aiken ranks 43Before him are Choe Yong-gon, Pak Hon-yong, Walther Wenck, Maria of Yugoslavia, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, and Anna Seghers. After him are Arno Breker, Yves Tanguy, Zelda Fitzgerald, Raphael Lemkin, Julien Green, and Jean Negulesco. Among people deceased in 1973, Howard H. Aiken ranks 46Before him are Amílcar Cabral, Lex Barker, Elsa Schiaparelli, Ingeborg Bachmann, François Cevert, and Edward G. Robinson. After him are Gerard Kuiper, Frank Costello, Taha Hussein, Emmy Göring, W. H. Auden, and Otto Klemperer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard H. Aiken ranks 1,008 out of 18,182Before him are Jim Belushi (1954), Walter Lippmann (1889), Kevin Kline (1947), Dennis Tito (1940), Wyatt Earp (1848), and Gillian Anderson (1968). After him are Steve Buscemi (1957), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), John Mott (1865), Keith Jarrett (1945), and Percival Lowell (1855).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Howard H. Aiken ranks 3Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856) and Jack Kilby (1923). After him are Henry Gantt (1861), Leslie Groves (1896), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Kelly Johnson (1910).