Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Tim Berners-Lee
Born: June 8, 1955, in London, England
- Invented the WWW (World Wide Web).
- Proposed hypertext.
- Created the first website.
- Founded the World Wide Web Consortium.
Honors and awards
- In 2017, Berners-Lee received the Turing Award, the most prestigious honor in computer science, with a $1 million prize contributed by Google.
- One of only six members of the World Wide Web Hall of Fame.
- Won the Kilby Foundation's "Young Innovator of the Year" Award.
- Received also the Software System Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
- Awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.
- Time Magazine named Berners-Lee one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.
- Awarded an honorary degree from The Open University as Doctor of the University.
- Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Received the Computer History Museum's Fellow Award, for his seminal contributions to the development of the World Wide Web.
- Named as the first recipient of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize, for inventing the World Wide Web.
- Appointed to the rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (the second-highest class within this Order that entails a knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lancaster University.
- Named Greatest Briton of 2004.
- Received the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award.
- Received the Order of Merit, becoming one of only 24 living members entitled to hold the honor, and to use the post-nominals "O.M." after their name.
- Awarded the 2008 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for "conceiving and further developing the World Wide Web".
- Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
- Elected member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
- Received the Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement.
- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- One of the first three recipients of the Mikhail Gorbachev award for "The Man Who Changed the World".
- Awarded with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University.
- Inducted into IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame for the "significant contributions to the field of AI and intelligent systems".
- Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.