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Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930 - 2002)

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
Born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederlandmap
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Died in Nuenen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlandsmap
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Edsger Wybe Dijkstra is Notable.
  • Created Dijkstra's algorithm[1]
  • father was a chemist, mother was a mathematician
  • 1972 Turing Award
  • 1957 m Maria (Ria) C. Debets[2]
  • died of cancer
  • 3 children: Marcus, Femke, Rutger M. Dijkstra (a computer scientist)[2]


  1. "Tributes." Discover. Nov 2002, Vol 23, No 11, p12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: Edsger W. Dijkstra, accessed 25 July 2016
  • Letter in NRC, sent from Austin, Texas, july 1986

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