Kristen Nygaard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kristen Nygaard

Computer scientist, Mathematician

Date of Birth: 27-Aug-1926

Place of Birth: Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 10-Aug-2002

Profession: computer scientist, politician, mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Kristen Nygaard

  • Kristen Nygaard (27 August 1926 – 10 August 2002) was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer, and politician.
  • Internationally Nygaard is acknowledged as the co-inventor of object-oriented programming and the programming language Simula with Ole-Johan Dahl in the 1960s.
  • Nygaard and Dahl received the 2001 A.
  • M.
  • Turing Award for their contribution to computer science.

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