Douglas Engelbart

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart Full Name: Douglas Engelbart


Profession: Computer Scientist
Why Famous: 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
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

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

Historical Events in the Life of Douglas Engelbart

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

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