Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist known for inventing the World Wide Web. He established the first communication between a client and a server using the HTTP protocol in December 1990. In October 1994 he founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to oversee and standardize the development of technologies over the foundations of the Web and that allow the functioning of the Internet.
Berners-Lee created a new computer language called HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) which most web pages are written in. He is a professorial research fellow at the University of Oxford and a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Berners-Lee was born on 8th June 1955 in London, England. After doing his A Levels at Emanuel School, he went to Queen’s College, Oxford University, where he received a first-class degree in physics. After graduation, he gained employment for a printing firm in Plessey, Poole.