Dennis Ritchie

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Bronxville, NY
Death Date
Oct 12, 2011 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Bronxville, NY
Death Date
Oct 12, 2011 (70)

About

Creator of the 'C' programming language and the Unix operating system, who is credited with helping to usher in the modern digital era. He won the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery in 1983 for his work.

Before Fame

He received degrees in physics and applied mathematics from Harvard University.

Trivia

In 1997 he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum, for co-creating the UNIX operating system, and developing the C programming language.

Family Life

His father was Bell Labs scientist Alistair E. Ritchie.

Associated With

He was given the National Medal of Technology by President Bill Clinton.