C Programming language is developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1972 in AT & T laboratories.

Before C Programming language, There are many computer programming languages available suchas ALGOL, BCPL, B etc, but these Programming languages having its own limitations.

ALGOL can be used to write scientific related softwares. BCPL and B is used for system programming means we can not write all software in all fields with one programming language.

To overcome this problem C Programming is developed. We can develop softwares in multiple fields using C Programming.

The most popular operating system Unix is developed by using C Program.

C is mostly designed for system programming.

It is also used in operating system, Utility Programmes, Compilers etc.

Evolution of C Programming language.

Complete Evolution based on yearly Prograss

Programming LanguageDevelopment Year
Regional Assembly Language1951
Autocode1952
IPL (forerunner to LISP)1954
FLOW-MATIC (led by COBOL)1955
FORTRAN (First compiler)1957
COMTRAN (precursor to COBOL)1957
LISP1958
ALGOL 581958
FACT (forerunner to COBOL)1959
COBOL1959
RPG1959
APL1962
Simula1962
SNOBOL1962
CPL (forerunner to C)1963
Speakeasy (computational environment)1964
BASIC1964
PL/I1964
JOSS1966
BCPL (forerunner to C)1967

For Complete History of C Program – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language)