Who created the QWERTY keyboard layout?

Christopher Latham Sholes
Jan Szczepanik
Thomas Alva Edison
Dag Hammarskjöld
QWERTY - a symbolic Latin al­pha­bet­i­cal name for type­writ­ers and com­put­er­s, taken from the first six letters in a row below the row of digits, viewed from the left. The first type­writ­ers used an al­pha­bet­i­cal key setting. However, with the fast typing of the neigh­bor­hood of fre­quent­ly used keys caused mutual jamming of the arms with the fonts. In 1878, the first type­writ­er with a QWERTY keyboard was patent­ed. The creator of the QWERTY layout was American jour­nal­ist and inventor Christo­pher Latham Sholes.

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Jan Szczepanik
Thomas Alva Edison
Dag Hammarskjöld
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