Niklaus Wirth

1934 - Today

Niklaus Wirth

Niklaus Emil Wirth (born 15 February 1934) is a Swiss computer scientist. He has designed several programming languages, including Pascal, and pioneered several classic topics in software engineering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niklaus Wirth has received more than 366,540 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular computer scientist.

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  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Niklaus Wirth ranks 9 out of 187Before him are Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, Dennis Ritchie, Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Lotfi A. Zadeh. After him are John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, Marvin Minsky, Edgar F. Codd, Ray Kurzweil, and Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

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Among people born in 1934, Niklaus Wirth ranks 39Before him are Georges Moustaki, Tarcisio Bertone, Alan Arkin, John Surtees, John L. Hall, and Roman Herzog. After him are Ronald Wayne, Valery Bykovsky, Eduard Khil, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jan Švankmajer, and Diana Wynne Jones.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Niklaus Wirth ranks 71 out of 540Before him are Emil Jannings (1884), K. Alex Müller (1927), Domenico Fontana (1543), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Daniel Bovet (1907), and Kurt Wüthrich (1938). After him are Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Brother Roger (1915), Werner Arber (1929), Peter Zumthor (1943), Jean Tinguely (1925), and Siegfried Wagner (1869).