Peter Naur

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Peter NaurName: Peter Naur

Born: October 25, 1928, in Frederiksberg, Denmark

Computer-related contributions

  • Danish pioneer in computer science and Turing award winner.
  • He contributed to the creation of the ALGOL 60 programming language.
  • His last name is the N in the BNF notation (Backus-Naur form), used in the description of the syntax for most programming languages.


  • Knowing and the Mystique of Logic and Rules: including True Statements in.
  • Knowing and Action (2010).
  • Computing: A Human Activity (Anthology) (1991).
  • Concise survey of computer methods (1974).

Honors and awards

  • ACM A.M. Turing Award (2005).