Konrad Zuse

1910 - 1995

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Konrad Ernst Otto Zuse (German: [ˈkɔnʁat ˈtsuːzə]; 22 June 1910 – 18 December 1995) was a German civil engineer, pioneering computer scientist, inventor and businessman. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as the inventor of the modern computer.Zuse was noted for the S2 computing machine, considered the first process control computer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konrad Zuse has received more than 967,834 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 60 in 2019). Konrad Zuse is the 39th most popular inventor (down from 34th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Germany (down from 277th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Inventor.

Konrad Zuse is most famous for inventing the first working computer, the Z3.

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Among inventors, Konrad Zuse ranks 39 out of 354Before him are Robert Fulton, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Abbas ibn Firnas, László Bíró, Ismail al-Jazari, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. After him are Herman Hollerith, Nicolas Appert, Igor Sikorsky, Adolphe Sax, Richard Trevithick, and Charles Goodyear.

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Among people born in 1910, Konrad Zuse ranks 9Before him are Jacques Cousteau, Robert K. Merton, Giuseppe Meazza, Irena Sendler, Ingrid of Sweden, and Gloria Stuart. After him are Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Django Reinhardt, Walter Schellenberg, Gerda Taro, and Ronald Coase. Among people deceased in 1995, Konrad Zuse ranks 9Before him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Emmanuel Levinas, Michael Ende, and Eugene Wigner. After him are Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Adolf Butenandt, William Alfred Fowler, and Dean Martin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Konrad Zuse ranks 312 out of 6,142Before him are Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), and Wilhelm Grimm (1786). After him are Pina Bausch (1940), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), Sophie Scholl (1921), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), and Karen Horney (1885).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Konrad Zuse ranks 6Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Karl Benz (1844), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), and Werner von Siemens (1816). After him are Karl Drais (1785), Hans Lippershey (1570), Emile Berliner (1851), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), and Joseph Pilates (1883).