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guido van rossum

Guido van Rossum is a Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the creator of the Python programming language. He was born on January 31, 1956, in The Hague, Netherlands. Python, which was first released in 1991, has since become one of the most popular and widely used programming languages in the world, known for its simplicity and readability.

Van Rossum studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Amsterdam and later worked at various research institutions and tech companies, including Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands and Google.

He served as the “Benevolent Dictator For Life” (BDFL) of the Python community, a title he gave himself, until stepping down from the position in July 2018. Under his leadership, Python underwent significant development and grew in popularity, attracting a large and active user and developer community.

Guido van Rossum’s contributions to the world of programming languages and open-source software have had a profound impact on the field of computer science. His work on Python has made programming more accessible to people from various backgrounds, and Python is widely used in web development, data science, artificial intelligence, and many other areas of software development.

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