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Bob Kahn

1938 - Today

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Robert Elliot Kahn (born December 23, 1938) is an American electrical engineer who, along with Vint Cerf, first proposed the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Kahn has received more than 1,015,627 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Bob Kahn is the 150th most popular inventor (down from 97th in 2019), the 2,102nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,098th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Inventor.

Bob Kahn is most famous for his work with Vint Cerf on the TCP/IP protocol.

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Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, Bob Kahn ranks 150 out of 426Before him are Charles Algernon Parsons, Robert Stirling, Elias Howe, Uziel Gal, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and Viktor Schauberger. After him are Jang Yeong-sil, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Alfred Vail, Gideon Sundback, Peter Henlein, and Heinrich Göbel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Bob Kahn ranks 117Before him are Connie Francis, Heino, Morihiro Hosokawa, Keith O'Brien, Guy Roux, and Félix Mourinho. After him are Ahmed Jibril, Rocco Granata, Manuel Santana, Nino Benvenuti, Arsen Dedić, and Oscar Robertson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 2,102 out of 20,380Before him are Ellen Barkin (1954), Farley Granger (1925), Jesse Douglas (1897), George Roy Hill (1921), Ornette Coleman (1930), and Steve Perry (1949). After him are Leroy Anderson (1908), R. L. Stine (1943), Lou Gehrig (1903), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), and Robert Cialdini (1945).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 38Before him are Elisha Gray (1835), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Robert Moog (1934), Sequoyah (1770), Elias Howe (1819), and Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890). After him are Alfred Vail (1807), Garrett Morgan (1877), Royal Rife (1888), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Charles Martin Hall (1863), and Larry Sanger (1968).