In 1989, Guido van Rossum was working in a computer science laboratory in the Netherlands. He decided to write a language that would heal the flaws of the most popular of his time. Five - and-a-half years later, he named it "Python"after "Monty Python's Flying Circus," a British comedy show he loved.
It was slow at first, but Python experienced a big upswing when a young Google announced that it was using Python for many internal processes.
In 2005, Python released Django, a framework for building web applications. Django's popularity boomed and he came to challenge the then dominant Ruby on Rails framework.
Until 2011, Python was the most taught language in computer science programs across the country. A few years later, it became the de facto standard for researchers in the fields of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, probably due to its ease of use and readability.
While Von Rossum was crowned Python's "benevolent dictator" in his early years, Python's development is now handled by the Python Software Foundation.
With its status cemented by the most modern areas of our time, Python's future looks pretty bright!