Margaret Hamilton

1936 - Today

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Margaret Heafield Hamilton (born 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 160,788 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Margaret Hamilton is the 59th most popular businessperson (up from 65th in 2019), the 667th most popular biography from United States (up from 677th in 2019) and the 22nd 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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  • 6.31

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  • 3.75

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Among businesspeople, Margaret Hamilton ranks 59 out of 604. Before her are Joan Gamper, J. Bruce Ismay, Calouste Gulbenkian, Robert McNamara, Paul Allen, and Giovanni Agnelli. After her are Rupert Murdoch, Li Ka-shing, Fred Trump, Dietrich Mateschitz, Lee Byung-chul, and Guccio Gucci.

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Among people born in 1936, Margaret Hamilton ranks 37Before her are Albert Finney, Jim Clark, Burt Reynolds, Zubin Mehta, Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison. After her are Virna Lisi, Tariq Aziz, Benedict Anderson, Steve Reich, Don Cherry, and Choummaly Sayasone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 667 out of 15,968. Before her are Larry Hagman (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Hattie McDaniel (1893). After her are Wyatt Earp (1848), Alice Cooper (1948), Hulk Hogan (1953), Thomas Harris (1940), Harry Belafonte (1927), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 22Before her are Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Robert McNamara (1916), and Paul Allen (1953). After her are Fred Trump (1905), Estée Lauder (1906), Martin Cooper (1928), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Ronald Wayne (1934), and William Randolph Hearst (1863).