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List of famous software engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top software engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent software engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable software engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic software engineers 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 software engineers.

List features people like Anthony James Barr, Eric Schmidt, and many more

From reputable, prominent, and well known software engineers to the lesser known software engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the software engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous software engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous software engineers?" then you're in the right place. 
Marc Andreessen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Software Engineers
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Marc Lowell Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is best known as coauthor of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; as cofounder of Netscape Communications Corporation; and as cofounder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Software Engineer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

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Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Software Engineers
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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Software Engineer, Electrical engineer, Engineer

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Anthony James Barr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Software Engineers
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Anthony James Barr, aka Tony Barr or Jim Barr is an American programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor. Among his notable contributions are the Statistical Analysis System, automated lumber yield optimization, and the Automated Classification of Medical Entities. ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer, Computer scientist, + more

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Linus Torvalds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Software Engineers
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Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel that became the most popular kernel for operating systems. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel and now acts as the project's coordinator. He ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Profession: Programmer, Software Engineer, Scientist

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#2 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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