John Mauchly

1907 - 1980

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John William Mauchly (August 30, 1907 – January 8, 1980) was an American physicist who, along with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, as well as EDVAC, BINAC and UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer made in the United States. Together, Mauchly and Eckert started the first computer company, the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and pioneered fundamental computer concepts, including the stored program, subroutines, and programming languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Mauchly has received more than 334,044 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. John Mauchly is the 377th most popular physicist (down from 322nd in 2019), the 2,283rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,886th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Mauchly ranks 377 out of 851Before him are Vladimir Shukhov, Carl Wieman, Yoshio Nishina, Jurij Vega, Homi J. Bhabha, and Peter Mansfield. After him are Nathan Rosen, Ralph Asher Alpher, Georgy Flyorov, Duncan Haldane, Hiroshi Amano, and Oskar Klein.

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Among people born in 1907, John Mauchly ranks 103Before him are Ernesto Mascheroni, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Arseny Tarkovsky, Herbert Kappler, Frithjof Schuon, and Charles Eames. After him are Takeo Miki, Hans Martin Sutermeister, Pedro Arrupe, Tino Rossi, Maurice Couve de Murville, and Johann Trollmann. Among people deceased in 1980, John Mauchly ranks 78Before him are Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Friedrich Hossbach, Ernst Busch, Ida Kamińska, and Olga Chekhova. After him are Masayoshi Ōhira, Katia Mann, Dietrich von Saucken, Lil Dagover, Marino Marini, and Ahmad Shukeiri.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Mauchly ranks 2,283 out of 20,380Before him are Felicity Huffman (1962), Kanye West (1977), Alyssa Milano (1972), La Toya Jackson (1956), Dinah Washington (1924), and Marg Helgenberger (1958). After him are Agnes Smedley (1892), Lorraine Bracco (1954), Pat Hingle (1924), Charles Dow (1851), Matt Dillon (1964), and Frederik Pohl (1919).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Mauchly ranks 74Before him are Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Frank Wilczek (1951), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Philip Abelson (1913), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), and Carl Wieman (1951). After him are Nathan Rosen (1909), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Robert Brout (1928), Edward Witten (1951), Chester Carlson (1906), and Nick Holonyak (1928).