Berners-Lee, Timothy John, Sir

Born: Jun 08, 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Advertiser, Artists, Inventor

English computer scientist


1955 - Born on the 8th of June in London, England.


Studied at Emanuel School in Wandsworth where he learned about computer science.


He built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television.


1976 - He graduated with a degree in physics.


         - Employed at Plessey Controls Limited in Poole as a programmer.


1978 - Worked at D.G. Nash Limited where he wrote typesetting software and an operating system.


1980 - Berners-Lee proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext.


1989 - CERN was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext

with the Internet.


         - Wrote his initial proposal in March.


1990 - Invented initial software for World-Wide Web and posted to Internet 1991.


1991 - The first Web site built was at CERN and was first put online on 6th of August.


1994 - Founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


1997 - He was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire.


2001 - Became a Fellow of the Royal Society.


2002 - Received the Japan Prize.


2004 - Accepted a chair in Computer Science at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of



         - He was named as the first recipient of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize for inventing the World Wide Web.


2005 - Named Greatest Briton of 2004 for his achievements.


2007 - Awarded with 2007 Charles Stark Draper Prize.


Father of the World-Wide Web (WWW).




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