Conway Berners-Lee

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Conway Berners-Lee
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Born(1921-09-19)19 September 1921
Died1 February 2019(2019-02-01) (aged 97)
NationalityBritish
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
EmployerNPL ICI, Ferranti, ICT, ICL
Spouse(s)
Mary Lee Woods
(m. 1954; her death 2017)
ChildrenTim Berners-Lee
Peter
Helen
Michael
Parent(s)Helen Lane Campbell Gray and Cecil Burford Berners-Lee

Conway Maurice Berners-Lee (19 September 1921[1] – 1 February 2019) was an English mathematician and computer scientist.

He worked as a member of the team that developed the Ferranti Mark 1, the world's first commercial stored program electronic computer.[2][3]

He was born in Birmingham in 1921[4] and was the father of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.

He retired in 1986 and died on 1 February 2019 at the age of 97.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reed Business Information (7 March 1957). New Scientist. Reed Business Information. pp. 43–.
  2. Conway and Mary Lee Berners-Lee, interviewed by Thomas Lean, 2010-2011, An Oral History of British Science, British Library Sound & Moving Image reference C1379/23 Audio and Transcript (at British Library only but brief Content summary available online).
  3. Although the Ferranti Mark 1was preceded by the BINAC and the Z4, BINIAC was not designed as a general purpose computer and it was never used for its intended purpose,"Description of the BINAC", citing Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 10 No. 1 1988, archived from the original on 4 August 2008, retrieved 5 June 2009 and Konrad Zuse's Z4 was electro-mechanical not electronic Dead medium: the Zuse Ziffernrechner; the V1, Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4 program-controlled electromechanical digital computers; the death of Konrad Zuse, retrieved 5 June 2009
  4. "Births", The Times, London (42835), p. 1, 26 September 1921
  5. News Bulletin from the Parish of SS Alban & Stephen

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