no image

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930 - 2002)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
Born in Rotterdam, Netherlandsmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Nuenen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlandsmap
Profile manager: DK Clews private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 26 Nov 2018
21:29: Jan Terink edited the Biography for Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930-2002). (Repaired broken link to Rotterdam civil register) [Thank Jan for this]
This page has been accessed 325 times.

Categories: Notables | Computer Scientists | Mathematicians.


Edsger Dijkstra is notable.
Join: Notables Project
Discuss: notables
  • 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

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of Edsger's ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests and no close relatives have taken a 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


Edsger is 49 degrees from Rosa Parks, 31 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 34 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

D  >  Dijkstra  >  Edsger Wybe Dijkstra