Niklaus Wirth

niklaus_wirthProfessor Niklaus Wirth is an honered and well respected computer scientist. Very influencal with his work on programming, programming languages and operating systems design. Designer of Pascal, Modula, Oberon, the Lilith computer and more. As a professor at the ETH in Zurich Switzerland he advanced our knowledge and capabilities with computers and their programming.

Wirth not only designed languages, he also designed hardware, combining the strengths of his programming languages with a well suited platform. The first computer is called Lilith, of which about 100 were built around 1980. In 1981 he wrote an article about Lilith: “The Personal Computer Lilith”, on this page you find also photo’s recently made of a surviving and working Lilith computer.