Konrad Zuse

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Konrad Zuse

Name: Konrad Zuse

Born: June 22, 1910, Berlin, German Empire

Death: December 18, 1995 (Age: 85)

Computer-related contributions

  • 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.

Significant publications

  • 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).

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