Konrad Zuse (1910 - 1995)
Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer who was born in 1910, and died in 1995. He had spent his weekends in 1935 in his parents room working on a project known as the world’s first fully operational stored-program electromechanical computer, called the Z3. He was also working on the Z1, for which instructions were used on movie film in 1938. He worked on the Z1-Z3 throughout World War II. Unfortunately, in 1945, the computers were ultimately destroyed in an allied bomb attack, which occurred in Berlin, Germany. Despite that, Konrad was able to recover the situation and finish off a relay-based version of the Z-computers called Z4. At that time, it was the only working computer in continental Europe, which didn’t mean that it was the first working computer ever created in World History. Konrad’s reputation of building modern digital computers grew throughout the years, and he had passed away during 1995.