Paul Baran

1926 - 2011

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Paul Baran (born Pesach Baran ; April 29, 1926 – March 26, 2011) was an American-Jewish engineer who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Baran has received more than 535,433 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Paul Baran is the 136th most popular inventor (up from 157th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Belarus (up from 55th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Inventor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 540k

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  • 58.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul Barans by language

Over the past year Paul Baran has had the most page views in the with 55,161 views, followed by Polish (9,702), and Spanish (4,747). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (57,300.00%), Greek (804.76%), and Malagasy (86.08%)


Among inventors, Paul Baran ranks 136 out of 426Before him are Elisha Gray, Richard Jordan Gatling, Gunther von Hagens, W. O. Bentley, Robert Moog, and Zénobe Gramme. After him are Paul Otlet, Robert Cailliau, John Ericsson, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Georg Luger, and John Kay.

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Among people born in 1926, Paul Baran ranks 102Before him are Alan Greenspan, László Papp, Youssef Chahine, Efraín Ríos Montt, Verner Panton, and Shigeo Sugimoto. After him are Maria Teresa de Filippis, John Schlesinger, Rehavam Ze'evi, Roger Corman, Riz Ortolani, and Shin Sang-ok. Among people deceased in 2011, Paul Baran ranks 75Before him are Yelena Bonner, Johannes Heesters, Ferenc Mádl, Tom Gehrels, Masahiro Hamazaki, and Michael Gough. After him are Vasily Alekseyev, Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Michael Cacoyannis, Sergei Bagapsh, Ali Saibou, and Raúl Ruiz.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Paul Baran ranks 46 out of 368Before him are Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745), Aleksei Antonov (1896), Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), Bronislava Nijinska (1891), Otto Schmidt (1891), and Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł (1515). After him are Euphrosyne of Polotsk (1110), Ignacy Domeyko (1802), Vasil Bykaŭ (1924), Yakov Zeldovich (1914), Salomon Maimon (1754), and Vseslav of Polotsk (1029).

Among INVENTORS In Belarus

Among inventors born in Belarus, Paul Baran ranks 1