Konrad Zuse patents fundamental ideas for Z1
11th April 1936
On the 11th April 1936, German engineer Konrad Zuse files a patent (#Z23139/GMD Nr. 005/021) with the translated title "Method of automatic execution of calculations with the aid of computers".
The patent describes a programmable device with memory containing permanently stored and modifiable data.
Zuse goes on to use the ideas in this and subsequent patents to create the Z1, Germany's first computer.
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