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Leslie Lamport

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Leslie B. Lamport (born February 7, 1941 in Brooklyn) is an American computer scientist and mathematician. Lamport is best known for his seminal work in distributed systems, and as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX and the author of its first manual.Lamport was the winner of the 2013 Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing messages. He devised important algorithms and developed formal modeling and verification protocols that improve the quality of real distributed systems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Lamport has received more than 780,777 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Leslie Lamport is the 43rd most popular computer scientist, the 3,141st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,020th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Leslie Lamport ranks 43 out of 201Before him are Brian Kernighan, Nolan Bushnell, Allen Newell, Jack Dorsey, Frances E. Allen, and Don Norman. After him are Fred Brooks, Warren Weaver, Pierre Bézier, Charles Bachman, Joseph Weizenbaum, and Jay Wright Forrester.

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Among people born in 1941, Leslie Lamport ranks 195Before him are Bohdan Stupka, İdil Biret, Federico Faggin, Steve Cropper, Jesse Jackson, and Reine Wisell. After him are Richard Holbrooke, Fritz Wepper, Roberto Calasso, Leon Russom, Eugène Terre'Blanche, and George P. Cosmatos.

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Among people born in United States, Leslie Lamport ranks 3,141 out of 18,182Before him are Rensis Likert (1903), Hal Ashby (1929), Jackie Stallone (1921), Arnold Palmer (1929), Mos Def (1973), and Sheryl Crow (1962). After him are Clara Barton (1821), James W. Christy (1938), Cedric Gibbons (1893), John C. Mather (1946), Alvin E. Roth (1951), and Larry Sanger (1968).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Leslie Lamport ranks 28Before him are J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Allen Newell (1927), Jack Dorsey (1976), Frances E. Allen (1932), and Don Norman (1935). After him are Fred Brooks (1931), Warren Weaver (1894), Charles Bachman (1924), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Alan Perlis (1922), and Edwin Catmull (1945).