As opposed to influence on the C# language, did Delphi influence the .NET Framework too? At first glance .NET is Microsoft's version of Java, but .NET has properties similar to Delphi. Are there other influences?
Anders Hejlsberg developed Delphi, then was poached by MS to work on their Java implementation. When that fell by the wayside, he moved to a new language code-named 'cool', which was C#.