Famous British Computer Engineers

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Find out more about the greatest British Computer Engineers, including Peter Molyneux, Demis Hassabis, Jonathan Ive, Robert Hawking and Andrew Gower.
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Peter Molyneux
(Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game designer)
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Birthdate: May 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guildford

Peter Molyneux is an English programmer and video game designer. He is credited with creating several popular video games like Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Godus, and the Fable series. In 2004, he was inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame. In 2011, Peter Molyneux was honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Jonathan Ive
(Industrial designer)
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Birthdate: February 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chingford

Jonathan Ive is a British-American product, industrial, and architectural designer. The former Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple Inc., Ive played a major role in the designs of several Apple products, such as the iPhone, MacBook, iMac, iPad, and iPod. He also played an important role in the designs of Apple's architectural projects, such as Apple Stores and Apple Park.

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Demis Hassabis
(Engineer, Chess player)
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Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

Demis Hassabis is a British neuroscientist, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, entrepreneur, and video game designer. He is credited with co-founding DeepMind for which he is currently serving as the chief executive officer. Over the years, he has won several prestigious awards, such as the Mullard Award. In 2017, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time 100.

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Andrew Gower
(Engineer)
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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nottingham

Best known as Cutler from the series Being Human, Andrew Gower also impressed his fans with his performance as “Bonnie Prince” Charles Edward Stuart in Outlander. A prominent stage actor, too, he has been part of many Oxford School of Drama productions. He has also experimented with a music career.

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Ian Livingstone
(Fantasy author, entrepreneur, video game developer)
Ian Livingstone
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Birthdate: 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prestbury
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Jeff Minter
(Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist)
Jeff Minter
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Birthdate: April 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reading

Known as Yak on all online forums, video-game designer and programmer Jeff Minter is also the founder of Llamasoft. His games often include characters such as llamas and camels and a healthy dose of psychedelics. He has also appeared in the movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

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David Braben
(Entrepreneur, Programmer, Engineer, Game designer)
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Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basford

Born to a physicist, David Braben was naturally fond of math and science in childhood. He later turned his childhood love for video games into the video-game company Frontier Developments, best known for its Elite series of games. He has also earned honors such as the OBE.

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Elise Andrew
(Blogger)
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Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: England
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David Caminer
(Computer Scientist)
David Caminer
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Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 19, 2008
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Richard Grimsdale
(Electrical engineer)
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Birthdate: September 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: December 6, 2005

Born to a British engineer father in Australia, Richard Grimsdale later moved to England, where he studied electrical engineering. He is best remembered for inventing the Metrovick 950, the world’s first transistorized computer. His research also included the Atlas computer and the Manchester computers.