Larry Tesler

1945 - 2020

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Lawrence Gordon Tesler (April 24, 1945 – February 16, 2020) was an American computer scientist who worked in the field of human–computer interaction. Tesler worked at Xerox PARC, Apple, Amazon, and Yahoo! While at PARC, Tesler's work included Smalltalk, the first dynamic object-oriented programming language, and Gypsy, the first word processor with a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Xerox Alto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Tesler has received more than 552,788 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Larry Tesler is the 26th most popular computer scientist, the 1,991st most popular biography from United States and the 17th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Larry Tesler ranks 26 out of 205Before him are Marvin Minsky, John Backus, Sergey Brin, Leonard Kleinrock, Dorothy Vaughan, and Maurice Wilkes. After him are J. C. R. Licklider, Peter Naur, Guido van Rossum, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Frances E. Allen.

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Among people born in 1945, Larry Tesler ranks 101Before him are Linda Lee Cadwell, Elis Regina, Yuen Woo-ping, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, and Ladislao Mazurkiewicz. After him are Luis Ocaña, Henry Winkler, Rita Pavone, Peter Criss, Barbara Carrera, and Bobby Solo. Among people deceased in 2020, Larry Tesler ranks 139Before him are Paul Goma, Benjamin Mkapa, Éva Székely, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Rubem Fonseca, and Mad Mike Hoare. After him are Dyanne Thorne, Mario Bunge, Abdurrahim El-Keib, Suzy Delair, Lynn Cohen, and Ernesto Brambilla.

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Among people born in United States, Larry Tesler ranks 1,991 out of 15,968Before him are David Gross (1941), Charles Dow (1851), Wayne Shorter (1933), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), John Barrymore (1882), and Ving Rhames (1959). After him are Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Anne Meara (1929), Eric Adams (1952), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Edie Sedgwick (1943), and Ken Wilber (1949).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Larry Tesler ranks 17Before him are Larry Page (1973), Alan Kay (1940), Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910). After him are J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Ward Cunningham (1949), Frances E. Allen (1932), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Jef Raskin (1943), and Don Norman (1935).