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List of famous cryptographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cryptographers in the world? This includes the most prominent cryptographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cryptographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cryptographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cryptographers.

List includes David Chaum, David Wagner, more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cryptographers to the lesser known cryptographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cryptographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cryptographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous cryptographers?" then you're in the right place. 
David Chaum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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David Lee Chaum is the inventor of many cryptographic protocols, as well as ecash and DigiCash. His 1981 paper, "Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses, and Digital Pseudonyms", laid the groundwork for the field of anonymous communications research. ...more

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Age: 62

Profession: Inventor, Computer scientist, Cryptographer

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Leone Battista Alberti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1404-1472)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Profession: Priest, Linguist, Painter, Poet Architect, + more

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David A. Wagner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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David A. Wagner is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a well-known researcher in cryptography and computer security. He is a member of the Election Assistance Commission's Technical Guidelines Development Committee, tasked with assisting the EAC in drafting ...more

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Age: 43

Profession: Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist, Cryptographer

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Dan Boneh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Dan Boneh is a researcher in applied cryptography and computer security. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He teaches three massive open online courses on the online learning platform Coursera, namely Computer Security, Cryptography I and ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Israel

Profession: Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist, Cryptographer

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Adi Shamir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm, a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme, one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science. ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Eurasia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District

Profession: Mathematician, Professor, Computer scientist, Cryptographer

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Leonard Adleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Leonard Max Adleman is an American theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. He is known for being a co-inventor of the RSA cryptosystem in 1977, and of DNA computing. RSA is in widespread use in security ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Molecular Biologist, Computer scientist, Cryptographer

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Michael O. Rabin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Michael Oser Rabin, is an Israeli computer scientist and a recipient of the Turing Award. ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Profession: Computer scientist, Cryptographer

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Daniel J. Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cryptographers
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Daniel Julius Bernstein is a mathematician, cryptologist, programmer, and professor of mathematics and computer science at the Eindhoven University of Technology and research professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of the computer software programs qmail, publicfile, and ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: East Patchogue, New York, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Scientist, Cryptographer

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