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Tim Berners-Lee
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Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of The World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee




Wednesday 08 Jun 1955

Tim Berners-Lee
Bio Details

Full name

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee

Also known as






Date of birth

Wednesday 08 Jun 1955

Birth place

East Sheen, London, England, UK


Research Scientist

Professor of Computer Science


Software Engineer (1976)


Oxford University : The Queen's College, Oxford, United Kingdom (Finished 1976)

Emanuel School, London, United Kingdom

Tim created a global system based on the concept of hypertext. The prototype was called Enquire.
6th August 1991 is the date the Web went World Wide 
Created the first web browser and editor. The world's first website,, was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained the World Wide Web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own websites.
His parents were computer programmers for the first commercially available computer, the Ferranti Mark 1
In 1994, Berners Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium at the Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He has served as director of the consortium since then. He also works as a senior research scientist at LCS which has now become the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
He received a knighthood in 2004 from Queen Elizabeth II.
A bronze sculpture of Tim has been put on display at the National Portrait Gallery to mark his 60th birthday
One of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’
Tim and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on the next stage of the web, the semantic web, which is standardising data across all industries. Using a universal common operating system will enable companies to operate their own systems on the web. 

Tim Berners-Lee Siblings

Helen Berners-Lee


Michael Berners-Lee


Peter Berners-Lee


Partners of 
Tim Berners-Lee

Rosemary Leith


20 Jun 2014

Nancy Berners-Lee


2 children together

married 14 Jul 1990
divorce about 2011

Jane Berners-Lee


Tim Berners-Lee Children

Alice Berners-Lee

born 1991, age 27
with Nancy Berners-Lee

Daughter of Web Inventor Tim Berners- Lee

Ben Berners-Lee

born 1993, age 25 (approx.)
with Nancy Berners-Lee

Son of Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee Partner(s) Other Children


Tim Berners-Lee Family

Tim Berners-Lee's parents:

Tim Berners-Lee's father is Conway Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's mother is Mary Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's children:

Tim Berners-Lee's daughter is Alice Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's son is Ben Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's current partners:

Tim Berners-Lee's wife is Rosemary Leith

Tim Berners-Lee's former partners:

Tim Berners-Lee's former wife is Nancy Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's former wife is Jane Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's siblings:

Tim Berners-Lee's sister is Helen Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's brother is Michael Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's brother is Peter Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's former in laws:

Tim Berners-Lee's former father in law was David Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former mother in law was Jane Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former grandfather in law was David Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former grandmother in law was Gerda Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former brother in law is Christopher Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former brother in law is David Carlson Tim Berners-Lee's former wife Nancy Berners-Lee's aunt in law is Janis Ruslink

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