Robert Metcalfe

1946 - Today

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Robert Melancton Metcalfe (born April 7, 1946) is an engineer and entrepreneur from the United States who helped pioneer the Internet starting in 1970. He co-invented Ethernet, co-founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's law, which describes the effect of a telecommunications network. Since January 2011, he has been Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Austin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Metcalfe has received more than 543,853 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Robert Metcalfe is the 286th most popular inventor (up from 309th in 2019), the 5,278th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,532nd in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Robert Metcalfe ranks 286 out of 355. Before him are George Graham, Ivan Kulibin, André Blondel, John Barnard, Jack Northrop, and Joseph Bramah. After him are Edward Lawry Norton, Jay Miner, David Dunbar Buick, Kálmán Kandó, Henry M. Leland, and Isaac Pitman.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Metcalfe ranks 340Before him are John Barnard, Dennis Dugan, Michael Ontkean, Toshio Furukawa, Eduardo Camaño, and Lesley Ann Warren. After him are Robert Urich, Vladimir Solovyov, Chava Alberstein, Gregory Hines, Ian McDonald, and Lyudmila Zhuravleva.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Metcalfe ranks 5,278 out of 15,968. Before him are Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879), Bob Guccione (1930), Fred Williamson (1938), Jesse Jane (1980), Tim Matheson (1947), and Anthony Mackie (1978). After him are Henry Knox (1750), Ross the Boss (1954), Diana Muldaur (1938), C. J. Cherryh (1942), John B. Floyd (1806), and Roger Sherman (1721).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Robert Metcalfe ranks 66Before him are Walter Hunt (1796), Ralph Hartley (1888), Raymond Damadian (1936), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), David Bushnell (1742), and Jack Northrop (1895). After him are Edward Lawry Norton (1898), Jay Miner (1932), Henry M. Leland (1843), Whitcomb L. Judson (1846), John Fitch (1743), and Granville Woods (1856).

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