Robert Metcalfe

1946 - Today

Robert Metcalfe

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 522,868 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 310th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Robert Metcalfe ranks 310 out of 323Before him are Lewis Howard Latimer, Andy Bechtolsheim, Henry J. Kaiser, Peter Cooper, Robert S. Langer, and Bill Atkinson. After him are Richard Pearse, Almon Brown Strowger, Roger C. Field, Dean Kamen, Marc Andreessen, and Elizabeth Holmes.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Metcalfe ranks 472Before him are Michael Coats, Klaus Wolfermann, Tom Harrell, Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Oganes Zanazanyan, and Dean Cundey. After him are Robert Sara, John M. Lounge, Sonny Perdue, Ian Wallace, Robert L. Gibson, and Jean Eyeghé Ndong.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Metcalfe ranks 7,540 out of 12,171Before him are Mark Mancina (1957), Paul Klebnikov (1963), Billy Eckstine (1914), Tim Kaine (1958), Hope Davis (1964), and Roxann Dawson (1958). After him are Dennis Johnson (1954), Adam Goldberg (1970), James Aloysius Hickey (1920), William Livingston (1723), RZA (1969), and Liza Weil (1977).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Robert Metcalfe ranks 79Before him are Granville Woods (1856), Walter Frederick Morrison (1920), Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903), Henry J. Kaiser (1882), Peter Cooper (1791), and Robert S. Langer (1948). After him are Almon Brown Strowger (1839), Dean Kamen (1951), Marc Andreessen (1971), Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922), Tony Fadell (1969), and George Hotz (1989).