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Born: May 11, 1930

Died: August 6, 2002 (aged 72)

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Scientist

Bio: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000.

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