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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 they 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 295,698 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). John Mauchly is the 321st most popular physicist (down from 309th in 2019), the 1,887th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,782nd in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Mauchly ranks 321 out of 717Before him are Marguerite Perey, Nathan Rosen, Otto Schmidt, Daniel C. Tsui, Qian Xuesen, and Christoph Scheiner. After him are Yakov Zeldovich, James Jeans, Frank Wilczek, Bruno Pontecorvo, Gaston Planté, and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier.

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Among people born in 1907, John Mauchly ranks 80Before him are Nicolaus von Below, Ko Takamoro, Cab Calloway, Junji Nishikawa, U Nu, and Run Run Shaw. After him are Herbert Kappler, Pierre Mendès France, Franz Jägerstätter, Trường Chinh, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Anne Desclos. Among people deceased in 1980, John Mauchly ranks 69Before him are Mohammad Hatta, Ernő Gerő, Filipp Golikov, Yigal Allon, Tex Avery, and Kazimierz Kuratowski. After him are Tôn Đức Thắng, Hugh Griffith, Pascual Jordan, Ida Kamińska, Ernst Busch, and Friedrich Hossbach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Mauchly ranks 1,887 out of 18,182Before him are William Carlos Williams (1883), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Lee Grant (1927), Paul Schrader (1946), John Hancock (1737), and Dick York (1928). After him are W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Don Budge (1915), James B. Donovan (1916), Larry Holmes (1949), Ashton Kutcher (1978), and Erle Stanley Gardner (1889).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Mauchly ranks 66Before him are William Daniel Phillips (1948), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Steven Chu (1948), and Nathan Rosen (1909). After him are Frank Wilczek (1951), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Edward Witten (1951), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), and Robert B. Laughlin (1950).