Grace Hopper’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 9, 1906

Death Date

January 1, 1992

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes


Computer Scientist

The computer scientist Grace Hopper died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

She married NYU professor Vincent Foster Hopper in 1930.



“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” (Grace Hopper)


“It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” (Grace Hopper)


“I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, ‘What are you?'” (Grace Hopper)


“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” (Grace Hopper)