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Martin Cooper

1928 - Today

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Martin Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer in the wireless communications industry, especially in radio spectrum management, with eleven patents in the field.On April 3, 1973, using the patented technology Marty Cooper and his team reprised, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a real handheld portable cell phone at Motorola. Cooper reprised the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that re-developed it and brought it to market in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Cooper has received more than 68,654 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Martin Cooper is the 59th most popular businessperson (up from 67th in 2019), the 640th most popular biography from United States (up from 698th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Businessperson.

He is most famous for his invention of the first cell phone.

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  • 64.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

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  • 8.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

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Among businesspeople, Martin Cooper ranks 59 out of 601Before him are Richard Branson, Aga Khan IV, Bernie Ecclestone, Robert Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Ma. After him are Lee Byung-chul, Roman Abramovich, Frank Williams, Margaret Hamilton, Helena Rubinstein, and Robert McNamara.

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Among people born in 1928, Martin Cooper ranks 35Before him are Elie Wiesel, George Peppard, James Coburn, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Martin Landau, and Alberto Korda. After him are Hans Küng, Geert Hofstede, Maya Angelou, Domenico Modugno, Carlos Fuentes, and Lina Wertmüller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Cooper ranks 640 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Crichton (1942), Martha Graham (1894), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Edgar Cayce (1877), Jimmy Wales (1966), and Martin Lewis Perl (1927). After him are Hulk Hogan (1953), John Cazale (1935), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Bill Cosby (1937), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), and Anne Rice (1941).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Martin Cooper ranks 20Before him are J. P. Morgan (1837), J. Paul Getty (1892), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Ronald Wayne (1934), Robert Kardashian (1944), and Mark Zuckerberg (1984). After him are Margaret Hamilton (1936), Robert McNamara (1916), Larry Ellison (1944), Estée Lauder (1906), Paul Allen (1953), and Larry Flynt (1942).

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