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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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