The Python programming language was created by Dutchman Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s. Python is a widely used, general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale. If you choose to learn Python as your first or your 15th programming language, you are making an excellent choice.