C is one of the most popular computer programming languages. Like many of other modern programming languages, the history of C language starts from the ALGOL.
ALGOL was a computer programming language which was introduced in the 1960s. It is the first programming language to use structured concept.
In 1967, Martin Richards, a British computer scientist developed a Computer Language called BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language). In 1970, Ken Thompson developed a more featured version of BCPL which is called B.
The C language was developed in 1972 by an American Computer Scientist Dennis Ritchie. Even though C Programming Language was developed from the languages like ALGOL, BCPL, and B, it came with more powerful features like datatypes.
History of C Language – Time Diagram