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 578,407 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Vincent Atanasoff is the 227th most popular physicist (down from 202nd in 2019), the 1,043rd most popular biography from United States (down from 938th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 227 out of 717Before him are Charles Wheatstone, Andrew Huxley, Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Alexander Prokhorov. After him are Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, and Abdus Salam.

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Among people born in 1903, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 51Before him are Andrei Grechko, Jiro Horikoshi, Claudio Arrau, Tamam Shud case, John Eccles, and Bruno Bettelheim. After him are Claudette Colbert, Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, Irving Stone, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, and Vincente Minnelli. Among people deceased in 1995, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 38Before him are Hugo Pratt, Don Cherry, Murray Rothbard, Souphanouvong, Siad Barre, and Jeremy Brett. After him are Aziz Nesin, Pierre Schaeffer, Peter Townsend, Roger Zelazny, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Rory Gallagher.

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Among people born in United States, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 1,043 out of 18,182Before him are Jack Kirby (1917), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Ronald Dworkin (1931), John McCarthy (1927), Harry Markowitz (1927), and Clifford D. Simak (1904). After him are Gary Sinise (1955), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Anjelica Huston (1951), Elisha Otis (1811), Michelle Obama (1964), and Jerome Karle (1918).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Vincent Atanasoff ranks 45Before him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), David Lee (1931), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), George E. Smith (1930), and Clifford Shull (1915). After him are Melvin Schwartz (1932), Burton Richter (1931), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), David Bohm (1992), Julian Schwinger (1918), and David J. Wineland (1944).