Berners-Lee, Tim

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Berners-Lee, Tim Gender: M
Timothy John Berners-Lee
born on 8 June 1955
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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Tim Berners-Lee
photo: Silvio Tanaka, license cc-by-2.0


British computer engineer and inventor of the World Wide Web (www).

He had already built his first computer before his 1976 graduation from Oxford University. After graduation, he landed a job in the telecommunications industry as a software engineer. During his software career, he spent six months as consultant at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. It was there, while working on a program for himself, that he began to formulate a concept for the world wide web.

In 1989, he proposed a global hypertext project that would allow people to work together. By late 1990 the program "WorldWideWeb" was made available to CERN and became available on the Internet within a year. He continued refining his project and in 1994, he founded the World Wide Web Consortium at the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has since served as Consortium Director and authored "Weaving the Web." He is the recipient of several awards for his work.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Cailliau, Robert (born 26 January 1947)


  • Work : Great Achievement 1990 (Completed work on WorldWideWeb)

Source Notes

Paula Gassmann quotes him via e-mail:"I was born June 8, 1955, in London, but I am afraid I do not know the time."


  • Vocation : Computer : Programmer
  • Vocation : Computer : Systems Analyst
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession