• 1916 November 02
    (b.) -
    1987 February 07


An important mathematician and computer scientist who is considered by many to have been the founding father of informatica (computer science) in the Netherlands. Even though he was trained as an engineer, van Wijngaarden would emphasize and promote the mathematical aspects of computing, first in numerical analysis, then in programming languages and finally in design principles of programming languages.
  • Date of Birth:

    1916 November 02
  • Date of Death:

    1987 February 07
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  • Noted For:

    One of the orginal designers of ALGOL
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