Robert Moog

1934 - 2005

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Robert Arthur Moog ( MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was an American engineer and electronic music pioneer. He was the founder of the synthesizer manufacturer Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, which debuted in 1964. In 1970, Moog released a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Moog has received more than 730,033 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Robert Moog is the 135th most popular inventor (down from 110th in 2019), the 1,808th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,271st in 2019) and the 31st most popular Inventor.

Robert Moog is most famous for inventing the Moog synthesizer.

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Among inventors, Robert Moog ranks 135 out of 354Before him are Hugo Schmeisser, Henri Giffard, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Robert Stirling, Louis Le Prince, and Paul Otlet. After him are Gunther von Hagens, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Josiah Warren, John Ericsson, Jang Yeong-sil, and Georg Luger.

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Among people born in 1934, Robert Moog ranks 90Before him are Édith Cresson, Clive Granger, George Chakiris, Kenny Baker, Marty Feldman, and Bingu wa Mutharika. After him are Georges Wolinski, Allen Carr, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Otar Iosseliani, Valentin Ivanov, and William F. Sharpe. Among people deceased in 2005, Robert Moog ranks 63Before him are Robert Sheckley, Arman, Victoria de los Ángeles, Dana Elcar, Urie Bronfenbrenner, and Will Eisner. After him are Carlo Maria Giulini, Richard Smalley, Ba Jin, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Aenne Burda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Moog ranks 1,808 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Norris Russell (1877), Robert C. Merton (1944), Mitt Romney (1947), Ralph Macchio (1961), Saul Kripke (1940), and Arthur Danto (1924). After him are Ira Levin (1929), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Isaac Hayes (1942), Don Rosa (1951), Martin Rodbell (1925), and Lucy Liu (1968).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Robert Moog ranks 31Before him are Jacque Fresco (1916), Percy Spencer (1894), Elias Howe (1819), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Lee de Forest (1873), and Elisha Gray (1835). After him are Josiah Warren (1798), Alfred Vail (1807), Mary Anderson (1862), Hiram Maxim (1840), Sequoyah (1770), and Christopher Latham Sholes (1819).