British computer scientistDied when: 97 years 156 days (1169 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes (26 June 1913 – 29 November 2010) was a British computer scientist who designed and helped build the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC), one of the earliest stored program computers, and who invented microprogramming, a method for using stored-program logic to operate the control unit of a central processing unit's circuits.
At the time of his death, Wilkes was an Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge.
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