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Douglas Engelbart

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Engelbart in December 2008

Douglas Carl "Doug" Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013)[1] was an American inventor. Engelbart was known for inventing the computer mouse in 1964.[2]

Engelbart was born on January 30, 1925 in Portland, Oregon.[3] He studied at Oregon State College and at the University of California, Berkeley. Engelbart was married to Ballard Engelbart from 1950 until her death in 1997. They had four children. Engelbart died on July 2, 2013 from kidney failure in Atherton, California, aged 88.[4]


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  1. "Douglas Engelbart, computer visionary and inventor of the mouse, dies at 88". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. Hermida, Alfred (2001-11-05). "Mouse inventor strives for more". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. Crocker, Dave (2013-07-03). "Doug Engelbart". Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  4. "Doug Engelbart American inventor computing legend passes away". GigaOm. 2013-07-03. Archived from the original on 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-03.

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