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Bill Hewlett

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett

Full Name: William Hewlett
Profession: Electrical Engineer and Businessman

United States of America

Biography: One half of the duo that co-founded Hewlett-Packard, along with David Packard. The garage they founded their company is now a designated historic place and called "the birthplace of Silicon Valley".

He also had a hand in the companies Agilent Technologies and Keysight.

A young Steve Jobs was given a summer job by Hewlett after Jobs made a phone call to him.

Born: May 20, 1913
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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

Died: January 12, 2001 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1939-01-01 Hewlett-Packard is founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California "the birthplace of Silicon Valley"
  • 1988-01-08 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator