Adam Opel

1837 - 1895

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Adam Opel (9 May 1837 – 8 September 1895) was a German entrepreneur who founded the automobile company Adam Opel AG. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam Opel has received more than 295,749 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Adam Opel is the 61st most popular inventor (down from 56th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 482nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Inventor.

Adam Opel AG is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Germany. It was founded in 1862 by Adam Opel.

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Among inventors, Adam Opel ranks 61 out of 426Before him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Louis Renault, John Boyd Dunlop, Charles Goodyear, Henry Fox Talbot, and Louis Blériot. After him are Alberto Santos-Dumont, Isaac Singer, Cornelis Drebbel, John Browning, Étienne Lenoir, and John Deere.

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Among people born in 1837, Adam Opel ranks 13Before him are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Mily Balakirev, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Cosima Wagner, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Marie François Sadi Carnot. After him are Pedro V of Portugal, Ivan Kramskoi, Paul Morphy, Vasil Levski, John Newlands, and Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders. Among people deceased in 1895, Adam Opel ranks 11Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Empress Myeongseong, Isma'il Pasha, Julius Lothar Meyer, and José Martí. After him are Friedrich Miescher, Franz von Suppé, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Arthur Cayley, and Carl Ludwig.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adam Opel ranks 572 out of 7,253Before him are Otto Carius (1922), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Johannes Rau (1931), Franz Boas (1858), Erich Kästner (1899), and Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978). After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Horst Wessel (1907), and Otto Rehhagel (1938).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Adam Opel ranks 11Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Hans Lippershey (1570), Karl Drais (1785), and Emile Berliner (1851). After him are Joseph Pilates (1883), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Alfred Krupp (1812), Theobald Boehm (1794), Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), and Hugo Schmeisser (1884).