Bjarne Stroustrup

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Bjarne Stroustrup

Name: Bjarne Stroustrup

Born: December 30, 1950, Aarhus, Denmark

Computer-related contributions

  • Danish computer scientist, known for the creation and the development of the C++ programming language.

Significant publications

  • Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++.
  • Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (December 29, 2008).
  • The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup.
  • Addison-Wesley Pub Co; 3rd edition (February 15, 2000).

Honors and awards

  • ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1992).
  • IEEE Computer Society 2004 Computer Entrepreneur Award (2004).
  • William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement (2005).
  • Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming award (2008).


"I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone."