Vint Cerf

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Vinton Gray Cerf (; born June 23, 1943) is an American Internet pioneer and is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-developer Bob Kahn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vint Cerf has received more than 1,912,647 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Vint Cerf is the 16th most popular computer scientist (up from 17th in 2019), the 1,392nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,309th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Computer Scientist.

Vint Cerf is most famous for being one of the co-creators of the TCP and IP protocols, which form the foundation of the internet.

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Among computer scientists, Vint Cerf ranks 16 out of 205Before him are John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, Edgar F. Codd, Ken Thompson, Ray Kurzweil, and Andrew S. Tanenbaum. After him are George Dantzig, Larry Page, Alan Kay, Marvin Minsky, John Backus, and Sergey Brin.

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Among people born in 1943, Vint Cerf ranks 78Before him are Sam Shepard, Piet Keizer, George Benson, Klaus von Klitzing, Betty Williams, and Antonio Inoki. After him are Paul Van Himst, Ri Chun-hee, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Holland Taylor, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson.

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Among people born in United States, Vint Cerf ranks 1,392 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Schelling (1921), Arthur Penn (1922), Jasper Johns (1930), Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), and Conrad Hilton (1887). After him are Scott McKenzie (1939), Gene Sharp (1928), Vera Wang (1949), Ben Gazzara (1930), Elias James Corey (1928), and Bernard Baruch (1870).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Vint Cerf ranks 9Before him are Richard Stallman (1953), Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), Ken Thompson (1943), Ray Kurzweil (1948), and Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944). After him are George Dantzig (1914), Larry Page (1973), Alan Kay (1940), Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), and Leonard Kleinrock (1934).

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