John Mauchly

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Birthday
30, 1907
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Jan 8, 1980 (72)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1907
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Jan 8, 1980 (72)

About

Co-creator of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer. He and his partner, J Presper Eckert, were the first to establish fundamental computer concepts such as the stored program and programming languages.

Before Fame

He and ENIAC co-designer J. Presper Eckert met at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania: he did the conceptual design of the computer, and Eckert built the hardware.

Trivia

Taking up an entire room at UPenn, his computer could calculate ballistic firing equations in 30 seconds that took people 20 hours.

Family Life

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, his father Sebastian a physicist at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, D.C.

Associated With

Howard Aiken also helped in designing and building the world's first electronic computers.