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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