Tim Berners-Lee

The man who invented the World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee's real name is Timothy Berners-Lee. He was born in London, England on the 8th of June 1955. He is an English computer scientist and he is known for inventing the World Wide Web. He took part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. He created a new computer language called HTML and most webpages are written with it. He explained how to create websites and find them on the internet, he called his system the World Wide Web (www). Tim Burners-Lee is not rich because he decided to make the WWW free because otherwise it would not work. The first webpage was available on August 6 1991 and was built on the border of France. Tim Burners-Lee now leads the World Wide Web Consortium which is an organization that takes care of the web.

Tim Berners-Lee was knighted in 2004 by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his work. In 1999 the Times put him in the 100 most important people of the 20th century list.

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