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).