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January Birthdays of Note in the Field of Cryptology/CS

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

1 January


Brian Kernighan: Canadian computer scientist who contributed to the development of UNIX and co-authored the first book of programming in C


Karl Stein: German cryptographer at the Cipher Department of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. the Stein manifolds and Stein factorization are named after him


11 January


Sir Charles Anthony Richard Hoare: British computer scientist that developed the sorting algorithm quick-sort


14 January


Benedict Arnold: used cipher and codes during the Revolutionary War


15 January


Bruce Schneier: American cryptographer-a leading authority on computer security


19 January


Auguste Kerchoffs: developed Kerchoff's principle-the six principles of practical cipher design


22 January


Ralph Henry Van Deman: died on this date in 1952. He was born in 1865 but the date is unknown. He is known as the "Father of American Military Intelligence".


26 January


Erich Huttenhain: Leading cryptanalyst of the Third Reich. Head of the cryptanalysis at the Cipher Department of the High Command of the Wehrmacht.


28 January


Georges Jean Painvin: French cryptanalyst during WWI. He is best known for breaking the ADFGVX cipher.


30 January


Horst Feistel: German-American cryptographer who created the Feistel Network and helped develop the Data Encryption Standard.


31 January


Guido van Rossum: Dutch programmer and author of the Python Language







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