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Donald KNUTH

American Donald KNUTH

born Donald Ervin KNUTH

American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA  (81 years)


Biography

Knuth was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his father owned a small printing business and taught bookkeeping at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, where Donald enrolled, earning achievement awards. He applied his intelligence in unconventional ways, winning a contest when he was in eighth grade by finding over 4,500 words that could be formed from the letters in "Ziegler's Giant Bar"; the judges had only about 2,500 words on their master list. This won him a television set for his school and enough candy bars for his entire school.

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- Category Mathématician