Tim Berners-Lee

1955 - Today

Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the internet in mid-November.Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which oversees the continued development of the Web. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tim Berners-Lee has received more than 5,445,135 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Tim Berners-Lee ranks 3 out of 187Before him are Alan Turing and Grace Hopper. After him are Richard Stallman, Dennis Ritchie, Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, and Marvin Minsky.

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Among people born in 1955, Tim Berners-Lee ranks 7Before him are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bruce Willis, Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini, and Rowan Atkinson. After him are Alain Prost, Kevin Costner, Jair Bolsonaro, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Willem Dafoe, and Angus Young.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Tim Berners-Lee ranks 203 out of 5,347Before him are Graham Greene (1904), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Stan Laurel (1890), John Donne (1572), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Edward V of England (1470). After him are Mordred (null), Henry III of England (1207), Roger Taylor (1949), Beatrix Potter (1866), Henry IV of England (1367), and Edward the Black Prince (1330).