Claude E. Shannon

Claude E. Shannon bio

Birth Name: Claude E. Shannon

Occupation: Person

Place Of Birth: Petoskey

Date Of Birth: April 30, 1916

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Claude E. Shannon was born on the 30th of April, 1916. He was best known for being a Person. His revolutionary theory of information united what before were completely separate methods of communication – the telegraph, telephone, and broadcast media. He also helped develop the field of cryptanalysis, while working towards national defense during World War II.

Claude E. Shannon was born in Petoskey. At 22 years of age at M.I.T. he wrote his master’s thesis showing how to apply 19th century algebra to modern-day electronic switches. He was one of the first scientists to quantify information, using units of measurement called binary digits, which are also known as bits.

Claude E. Shannon was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Claude E. Shannon was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Claude E. Shannon is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Claude E. Shannon’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Claude E. Shannon’s parents.

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Claude E. Shannon was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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Zodiac Sign: Claude E. Shannon was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Claude E. Shannon was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Claude E. Shannon had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Claude E. Shannon’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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