Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Konrad Zuse
Born: June 22, 1910, Berlin, German Empire
Death: December 18, 1995 (Age: 85)
- Developed the Z1, Z3, and Z4, the first programmable (modern) computer, making him the father of the computer.
- Wrote the first algorithmic programming language called 'Plankalkül' in 1946.
- One of the first people to create a commercial computer and computer company.
- The Computer - My Life (1970).
Honors and awards
- The Werner von Siemens Ring (1964, with Fritz Leonhardt and Walter Schottky).
- Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (1965, with George Stibitz).
- Bundesverdienstkreuz (Great Cross of Merit) (1972).
- Computer History Museum Fellow Award (1999).