Grace Hopper

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Grace M. Hopper
Contributors To Computer Science: Grace Hopper

Achievement: 29 March, 1944: One of the first programmers on the Harvard Mark I computer

Other: Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (née Murray December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral.[1] One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. Hopper was the first to devise the theory of machine-independent programming languages, and the FLOW-MATIC programming language she created using this theory was later extended to create COBOL―an early, high-level programming language still in use today.

Born: 6 December, 1906 in New York City, NY, USA

Died: 1 January, 1992 at 85 years of age

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