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Margaret Hamilton

1936 - Today

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Margaret Elaine Hamilton (born Heafield on August 17, 1936) is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Hamilton has received more than 185,365 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Margaret Hamilton is the 63rd most popular businessperson (down from 59th in 2019), the 698th most popular biography from United States (down from 667th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Businessperson.

Margaret Hamilton is most famous for being the lead software engineer on the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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  • 64.38

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  • 48

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  • 6.31

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  • 3.77

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Among businesspeople, Margaret Hamilton ranks 63 out of 601Before her are Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Martin Cooper, Lee Byung-chul, Roman Abramovich, and Frank Williams. After her are Helena Rubinstein, Robert McNamara, J. Bruce Ismay, Jakob Fugger, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Larry Ellison.

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Among people born in 1936, Margaret Hamilton ranks 37Before her are Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, Buddy Holly, Tariq Aziz, Albert Finney, and Roy Orbison. After her are Bill Wyman, Georges Perec, Steve Reich, Gerhard Ertl, B. J. Habibie, and Kris Kristofferson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 698 out of 18,182Before her are Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Chick Corea (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), Victor Fleming (1889), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), and Roy Orbison (1936). After her are Thomas Harris (1940), Paul Morphy (1837), Carl Lewis (1961), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert E. Howard (1906), and Matthew C. Perry (1794).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 21Before her are J. Paul Getty (1892), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Ronald Wayne (1934), Robert Kardashian (1944), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), and Martin Cooper (1928). After her are Robert McNamara (1916), Larry Ellison (1944), Estée Lauder (1906), Paul Allen (1953), Larry Flynt (1942), and Benjamin Guggenheim (1865).