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Niklaus Wirth

Niklaus Wirth is a Swiss computer scientist, born February 15, 1934 in Winterthur[?], Switzerland.

Wirth designed the programming languages Pascal, Modula and Oberon. His article Program Development by Stepwise Refinement is considered to be a classical text in software engineering. He wrote Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, which gained wide recognition and is still useful today. He received the Turing Award for the development of these languages. He retired in 1999.

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