Tim Berners lee

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Full NameSir Timothy John Berners-Lee
Birth DateJune 8, 1955
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Other NamesTimBL, TBL
EducationThe Queen’s College, Oxford (BA in Physics)
Known ForInvention of the World Wide Web, HTML, URL, HTTP
SpousesNancy Carlson (m. 1990; div. 2011), Rosemary Leith (m. 2014)
Children2 children; 3 step-children
ParentsConway Berners-Lee, Mary Lee Woods
AwardsTuring Award (2016), Queen Elizabeth Prize (2013), Order of Merit (2007), ACM Software System Award (1995)
InstitutionsCERN, MIT, World Wide Web Consortium, University of Oxford, University of Southampton
Notable AchievementsProposed information management system (1989), implemented first HTTP communication (1989)
PositionsFounder and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Co-founder of the World Wide Web Foundation
Other RolesSenior researcher at MIT CSAIL, Director of Web Science Research Initiative, Member of Ford Foundation Board
RecognitionKnighted by Queen Elizabeth II (2004), Time 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
Early LifeBorn to mathematicians/computer scientists, attended Sheen Mount Primary School and Emanuel School
HobbiesTrainspotting, electronics (built a computer from an old TV set)
LegacyInvented the fundamental protocols and algorithms for the Web, enabling its global scale and development

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