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Edsger Dijkstra

AKA Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

Born: 11-May-1930
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 6-Aug-2002
Location of death: Nuenen, Netherlands
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer

Nationality: Netherlands
Executive summary: Enemy of the goto statement

Father: (chemist)
Mother: (mathematician)
Wife: Maria C. Dijkstra Debets (m. 1957)
Son: Marcus J. Dijkstra
Daughter: Femke E. Dijkstra
Son: Rutger M. Dijkstra

    High School: Gymnasium Erasmianum, Rotterdam, Netherlands (1948)
    University: University of Leiden
    Professor: Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands (1962-84)
    Professor: University of Texas at Austin (1984-99)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Honorary member (1975)
    Association for Computing Machinery Fellow (1994)
    Turing Award 1972


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