Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper bio

Birth Name: Grace Brewster Hopper

Occupation: Computer Scientist

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: December 9, 1906

Date Of Death: January 1, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Grace Hopper was born on the 9th of December, 1906. She was famous for being a Computer Scientist. Computer scientist who developed a compiler system for computer programs and conceptualized the idea of machine-independent programming languages. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, which was finished in 1944.

Grace Hopper was born in New York City. She attended Vassar College, where she received a leave of absence from before being sworn into the United States Navy Reserve during World War II. She is credited with popularizing the term “debugging” for fixing computer glitches and the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) is named for her.

Grace Hopper was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Grace Hopper was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Grace Brewster Hopper 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".


Grace’s Grace Brewster Hopper attended Hartridge School, Plainfirld, New Jersey and Vassar College, B.A. in Mathematics (1928), Yale University, M.A. (1930) and Ph.D. (1934).


Grace Hopper’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Grace Hopper’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Grace Hopper kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Grace Hopper was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Grace Brewster Hopper
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Grace Hopper was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Grace Hopper was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Grace Hopper had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Grace Hopper’s birth sign is Sagittarius and she had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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