Konrad Zuse

1910 - 1995

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Konrad 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 861,830 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Konrad Zuse is the 34th most popular inventor (down from 32nd in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Germany (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Inventor.

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

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Among inventors, Konrad Zuse ranks 34 out of 355Before him are John Logie Baird, Robert Fulton, Adolphe Sax, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Nicolas Appert, and Jimmy Wales. After him are William G. Morgan, John Herschel, Ernő Rubik, Herman Hollerith, Igor Sikorsky, and Ismail al-Jazari.

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Among people born in 1910, Konrad Zuse ranks 10Before him are Irena Sendler, Giuseppe Meazza, Gloria Stuart, Robert K. Merton, Ingrid of Sweden, and Django Reinhardt. After him are Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Ronald Coase, Walter Schellenberg, Eric Berne, and David Niven. Among people deceased in 1995, Konrad Zuse ranks 8Before him are Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Michael Ende, and Emmanuel Levinas. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, Dean Martin, Eugene Wigner, and Alec Douglas-Home.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Konrad Zuse ranks 277 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Max Stirner (1806), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), and Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850). After him are Michael Wittmann (1914), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), Klaus Barbie (1913), Anton Drexler (1884), and Karl Weierstrass (1815).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

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