Herman Hollerith, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Herman Hollerith

American statistician and inventor

Date of Birth: 29-Feb-1860

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, United States

Date of Death: 17-Nov-1929

Profession: businessperson, engineer, computer scientist, mathematician, inventor, statistician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Herman Hollerith

  • Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was an American inventor who developed an electromechanical punched card tabulator to assist in summarizing information and, later, accounting.
  • His invention of the punched card tabulating machine marks the beginning of the era of semiautomatic data processing systems, and his concept dominated that landscape for nearly a century.
  • He was the founder of the Tabulating Machine Company that was amalgamated (via stock acquisition) in 1911 with three other companies to form a fifth company, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which was renamed IBM in 1924.
  • Hollerith is regarded as one of the seminal figures in the development of data processing.

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