Guido van Rossum

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Birthday
31, 1956
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

Famous as the inventor of an influential computer programming language known as Python, van Rossum worked for Google from 2005 until 2012 and for Dropbox beginning in 2013.

Before Fame

After earning an advanced degree in computer science and math from the University of Amsterdam, he worked for computer research companies in both the United States and his native Netherlands.

Trivia

His honors include the Free Software Foundation's 2001 Advancement of Free Software Award and the The Netherlands Local Unix User Group's 2003 award.

Family Life

After leaving the Netherlands, he settled in California with his wife Kim and his son Orlijn. His younger brother, Just van Rossum, also had a successful career in computer programming and design.

Associated With

He and Finnish computer scientist Linus Torvalds both made major contributions to the software industry.

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