Dennis Ritchie Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Dennis Ritchie (Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie)

Last Updated: 09 Sep, 2023 | Views: 435

Age: 70

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Writer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Software Developer

Famous For: Created C programming language

Higher Education: Graduated

Dennis Ritchie Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 Sep, 1941 (70 Years 01 Month 3 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
12 Oct, 2011

Cause of Death
Cancer And Heart Disease

Dennis Ritchie Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie, a known scientist, who was born on September 9, 1941. 
Dennis Ritchie Career:
Dennis Ritchie Development of C Programming Language: 
• In the early 1970s, Ritchie, along with his colleague Ken Thompson, developed C as an extension of the earlier B programming language.
Dennis Ritchie Development of Unix Operating System: 
• Ritchie worked closely with Ken Thompson on the development of the Unix operating system at Bell Labs. 
Dennis Ritchie Standardization of C Language: 
• Ritchie played a key role in the standardization of the C programming language. 
Dennis Ritchie Unix System V: 
• Unix System V incorporated numerous improvements and refinements over earlier versions and was widely used in the industry.
Dennis Ritchie Later Career and Retirement: 
• Ritchie continued to work at Bell Labs and its successor companies until his retirement in 2007. 
Dennis Ritchie Passing and Commemoration: 
• Dennis Ritchie passed away in October 2011. His contributions and legacy continue to be honored and remembered by the computer science community. 
• His groundbreaking work in programming languages and operating systems remains influential and has left a lasting mark on the world of computing.
Dennis Ritchie Awards:
• 1982: IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award 
• 1983: Turing Award 
• 1998: National Medal of Technology 
• 1990: IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal 
• 1994: Computer Pioneer Award 
• 1997: Computer History Museum Fellow 
• 2003: Harold Pender Award 
• 2011: Japan Prize 

Dennis Ritchie Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 174 cm
In Meters 1.74 m
In Feet & Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 kg
In Pounds 158 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Dennis Ritchie Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Alistair E. Ritchie

Mother's Name
Jean McGee Ritchie


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