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Markus Persson born in Stockholm

1 Jun, 1979

Markus “Notch” Persson is born in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother comes from Finland but he does not speak much Finnish growing up because his father is Swedish:

My father bought a Commodore 128 when I was seven years old, and we started subscribing to a computer magazine. It was a huge one, newspaper format, and it had program listings in it that you could enter into your computer to get a silly little game or fun effect and things like that. I started entering them, and noticed that they broke or did different things if you changed what you entered. I don’t remember exactly how fast this process was, but I know I made my first own program when I was eight years old.