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List of Famous Software Engineers

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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. 
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  • Marc Lowell Andreessen ( ann-DREE-sən; born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur,...  more
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  • Anthony James Barr (born September 24, 1940), aka Tony Barr or Jim Barr, is an American ...  more
  • Linus Benedict Torvalds (; Finland Swedish: [ˈliːnɵs ˈtuːrvalds] (listen); born December 28,...  more
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