John Vincent Atanasoff

Physicist, Inventor

1903 – 1995

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Who was John Vincent Atanasoff?

John Vincent Atanasoff was an American physicist and inventor, best known for inventing the first electronic digital computer.

Atanasoff invented the first electronic digital computer in the 1930s at Iowa State College. Challenges to his claim were resolved in 1973 when the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand lawsuit ruled that Atanasoff was the inventor of the computer. His special-purpose machine has come to be called the Atanasoff–Berry Computer.

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Born
Oct 4, 1903
Hamilton
Also known as
  • John Atanasov
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    ( - 1930)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Florida
    ( - 1925)
  • Master of Mathematics, Iowa State University
    ( - 1926)
  • Mulberry High School
Employment
  • Iowa State University
Died
Jun 15, 1995
Frederick

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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