Alexander Lippisch

1894 - 1976

Alexander Lippisch

Alexander Martin Lippisch (November 2, 1894 – February 11, 1976) was a German aeronautical engineer, a pioneer of aerodynamics who made important contributions to the understanding of tailless aircraft, delta wings and the ground effect, and also worked in the U.S. He developed and made all concepts with delta wing to function practically in supersonic's delta wing fighter aircraft as well as in hang gliders. People he worked with continued the development of the delta wing and supersonic flight concepts over the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Lippisch has received more than 135,896 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 112th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Alexander Lippisch ranks 112 out of 287Before him are Johan August Brinell, Franz Reuleaux, Patrick Head, Viktor Belenko, J. Walter Christie, and Álvaro del Portillo. After him are Aurel Vlaicu, Herman Potočnik, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Yevgeny Dragunov, Philippe LeBon, and Carlo Abarth.

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Among people born in 1894, Alexander Lippisch ranks 81Before him are Georges Gurvitch, Nedo Nadi, Oskar Klein, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Hans Kramers, and Francisco Craveiro Lopes. After him are Albert Leo Schlageter, Friedrich Hossbach, Julian Tuwim, T. V. Soong, Frans G. Bengtsson, and Meher Baba. Among people deceased in 1976, Alexander Lippisch ranks 76Before him are Yukio Goto, David Elazar, Evert Taube, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, and Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza. After him are Géza Anda, Kálmán Kalocsay, Wilder Penfield, Adolph Zukor, Paul Morand, and Orlando Letelier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alexander Lippisch ranks 1,758 out of 3,763Before him are Hans-Gert Pöttering (1945), Walther Meissner (1882), Rudolf Schmidt (1886), Gustav Landauer (1870), Friedrich Hoffmann (1660), and Robert Koldewey (1855). After him are Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658), Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony (1728), Fritz Fischer (1912), Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875), Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1691), and Albert Leo Schlageter (1894).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Alexander Lippisch ranks 14Before him are Albert Göring (1895), Walter Dornberger (1895), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Christian Otto Mohr (1835), and Erich Topp (1914). After him are Gustave Whitehead (1874), John A. Roebling (1806), Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935), Claude Dornier (1884), Hugo Eckener (1868), and Anton Flettner (1885).

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