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Niklaus Wirth
  • Name: Niklaus Wirth
  • Born: 02/15/1934 (87 years old)
  • Known for: Algol W, Euler, Pascal, Modula, Modula-2, Oberon, Oberon-2, Oberon-07, Oberon System

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. In 1984 he won the Turing Award, generally recognized as the highest distinction in computer science, for developing a sequence of innovative computer languages.

Awards: Turing Award, SIGPLAN, Computer History Museum, Marcel Benoist Prize

Birth Place: Winterthur, Switzerland

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