Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.
Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.
Python today has multiple implementations including Jython, scripted in Java language for Java Virtual Machine; IronPython written in C# for the Common Language Infrastructure, and PyPy version written in RPython and translated into C. To be noted, Cpython which is written in C and developed by Python Software Foundation is the default and most popular implementation of Python.
While these implementations work in the native language they are written in, they are also capable of interacting with other languages through use of modules. Most of these modules work on community development model and are open-source and free.