Bob Kahn

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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 708,604 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Bob Kahn is the 114th most popular inventor (down from 93rd in 2019), the 1,302nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,036th in 2019) and the 28th 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 114 out of 355Before him are Joseph Pilates, Zacharias Janssen, Robert Moog, Theobald Boehm, Franz Reichelt, and Zénobe Gramme. After him are Johann Philipp Reis, Sequoyah, Gideon Sundback, André Michelin, Hugo Schmeisser, and Elisha Gray.

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Among people born in 1938, Bob Kahn ranks 75Before him are Etta James, Wim Kok, Issey Miyake, Frank Langella, Eddie Cochran, and Ted Turner. After him are Leonardo Boff, Joyce Carol Oates, Jerzy Skolimowski, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, Takehiko Kawanishi, and Oscar Robertson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 1,302 out of 15,968Before him are Douglas McGregor (1906), Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), Wesley Snipes (1962), Art Blakey (1919), and Candice Bergen (1946). After him are Tony Lip (1930), Charles Eames (1907), Virginia Cherrill (1908), David Morse (1953), Phil Hill (1927), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Bob Kahn ranks 28Before him are Leo Fender (1909), Jacque Fresco (1916), Robert Noyce (1927), Hiram Maxim (1840), Elisha Otis (1811), and Robert Moog (1934). After him are Sequoyah (1770), Elisha Gray (1835), Lee de Forest (1873), Mary Anderson (1862), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), and Christopher Latham Sholes (1819).