• Born date: 1916-04-30
  • Born in: United states
  • Death date: 2001-02-24
  • Death in: United states
Claude Shannon

Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory".Shannon is famous for having founded information theory with a landmark paper that he published in 1948.