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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 864,442 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Bob Kahn is the 97th most popular inventor (up from 114th in 2019), the 1,098th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,301st in 2019) and the 23rd 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, Bob Kahn ranks 97 out of 354Before him are Abraham-Louis Breguet, Étienne-Jules Marey, Elisha Otis, Leo Fender, Johann Maria Farina, and Wolfgang von Kempelen. After him are Charles-Émile Reynaud, Edmund Cartwright, Léon Theremin, Henri Coandă, Robert Noyce, and Taiichi Ohno.

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Among people born in 1938, Bob Kahn ranks 62Before him are Manuel Santana, Elliott Gould, Ayaz Mutallibov, Kurt Wüthrich, Ben E. King, and Derek Jacobi. After him are Terence Stamp, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, José Altafini, Etta James, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 1,098 out of 18,182Before him are James Jones (1921), Edmund Kemper (1948), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Larry Page (1973). After him are George Stinney (1929), Robin Cook (1940), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Tom Berenger (1949), Brooke Shields (1965), and Marshall Rosenberg (1934).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 23Before him are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Elisha Otis (1811), and Leo Fender (1909). After him are Robert Noyce (1927), Jacque Fresco (1916), Percy Spencer (1894), Elias Howe (1819), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), and Lee de Forest (1873).