Tim Berners Lee

Tim Berners Lee


Tim Berners Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web and creator of Computer language named HTML born on 8 June 1955, In England.

Family Background:

He is the son of Conway Berners-Lee and his wife Mary Lee Woods. He has three siblings. His parents worked on the first commercially-built computer.

Personal Life:

While working for CERN he became introduced with Nancy, an American software engineer. The knot in 1990. This marriage too ended after some years. In June 2014, He is married to Rosemary Leith who he wed.


He had received his primary education from Sheen Mount Primary School. After moving to London, He entered into the London’s independent Emanuel School where he studied from 1969 to 1973. Later He enrolled at The Queen’s College of the University of Oxford in 1973 and graduated in 1976 with a first-class degree in physics.


He had been selected as an engineer at the telecommunications company, Plessey in Poole after completing his studies. He stopped there for two years, working on distributed transaction systems, message relays, and bar code technology. In 1978, He had left Plessey and joined D. G. Nash Ltd. In that job, He had written typesetting software for intelligent printers and a multitasking operating system. In the late 1970s, He had begun working as an independent consultant and worked for many companies, including CERN where he worked from June to December 1980 as a consultant software engineer. He had started working at John Poole’s Image Computer Systems, Ltd. in 1981. For the next three years, he worked on the company’s technical side which enabled him to gain experience in computer networking. In 1989, he wrote a proposal for a more effective communication system within the organization which eventually led to the conceptualization of the World Wide Web an information sharing system that could be implemented throughout the world. He established the World Wide Web Consortium W3C at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Computer Science in 1994. The W3C decided that its technologies should be royalty-free so that anyone could adopt them. He had become a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK, in December 2004. There he worked on the Semantic Web. He became a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK, In December 2004. There He had worked on the Semantic Web. In 2006, He had become the Co-Director of the Web Science Trust which had been launched to analyze the World Wide Web and devices solutions to optimize its usage and design.

Unknown Facts:

  • He knows as Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee.
  • He still works to develop the Web for positive reasons and in 2009 began the World Wide Web Foundation

Master Stroke:

  • He had been one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1995, He had been presented with The Software System Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • In 2013, He became one of five Internet and Web pioneers awarded the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Tim Berners Lee, Having a Big faith in yourself. Never stop adopting wide vision in life

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