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The First Compiled Programming Language (1952)

In 1952 British computer scientist Alick Glennie developed the first autocode, or programming language, for the Manchester Mark 1 computer at the University of Manchester. This was the first compiled programming language. 

Knuth, Donald E.; Pardo, Luis Trabb. "Early development of programming languages". Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (Marcel Dekker) 7: 419–493.

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