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John Vincent Atanasoff

1903 - 1995

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John Vincent Atanasoff, , (October 4, 1903 – June 15, 1995) was an American physicist and inventor, best known for being credited with inventing the first electronic digital computer.Atanasoff invented the first electronic digital computer in the 1930s at Iowa State College (now known as Iowa State University). Challenges to his claim were resolved in 1973 when the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand lawsuit ruled that Atanasoff was the inventor of the computer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Vincent Atanasoff has received more than 520,015 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). John Vincent Atanasoff is the 202nd most popular physicist (up from 228th in 2019), the 939th most popular biography from United States (down from 887th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Physicist.

John Vincent Atanasoff is most famous for inventing the first digital computer in the 1930s.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 202 out of 721Before him are Melvin Schwartz, Freeman Dyson, Louis Néel, Claude-Louis Navier, Philip Warren Anderson, and Abdus Salam. After him are Isamu Akasaki, John Archibald Wheeler, James Cronin, James Rainwater, Wolfgang Paul, and Joseph Plateau.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1903, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 47Before him are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Claudio Arrau, Eliot Ness, Bruno Bettelheim, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, and Julius Fučík. After him are Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Claudette Colbert, Irving Stone, and Hugo Theorell. Among people deceased in 1995, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 35Before him are Lola Flores, Don Cherry, Lana Turner, Hugo Pratt, Souphanouvong, and William Alfred Fowler. After him are Pierre Schaeffer, Ștefan Kovács, Christian B. Anfinsen, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Aziz Nesin, and Rory Gallagher.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 939 out of 15,968Before him are William Alfred Fowler (1911), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Judith Butler (1956), Richard Matheson (1926), Irwin Rose (1926), and Michael Moore (1954). After him are Vincent Price (1911), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Kobe Bryant (1978), James B. Sumner (1887), Bob Kane (1915), and Ellen DeGeneres (1958).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 36Before him are Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), John L. Hall (1934), Willis Lamb (1913), Melvin Schwartz (1932), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923). After him are John Archibald Wheeler (1911), James Cronin (1931), James Rainwater (1917), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Robert Hofstadter (1915), and Frederick Reines (1918).