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Douglas Engelbart

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart

Profession: Computer Scientist

United States of America

Biography: An early internet pioneer, Engelbart's advancements in the field of human-computer interaction led to the development of the computer mouse, hypertext, networked computers and precursors to modern-day graphical user interfaces.

His mouse design was patented in 1970.

Born: January 30, 1925
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: July 2, 2013 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Historical Events

  • 1970-11-17 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse