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Hopper, Grace Brewster (nee Murray)

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1992 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Mathematicians


US admiral and computer scientist


removed moth from malfunctioning Mark II computer 1947, helping to popularize colloquial term "bug" for the cause of a device malfunction


main developer of computer language COBOL 1960


helped develop concept of compiler


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