Arthur Rudolph

1906 - 1996

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Arthur Louis Hugo Rudolph (November 9, 1906 – January 1, 1996) was a German rocket engineer who was a leader of the effort to develop the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany. After World War II, the United States Government's Office of Strategic Services (OSS) brought him to the U.S. as part of the clandestine Operation Paperclip, where he became one of the main developers of the U.S. space program. He worked within the U.S. Army and NASA, where he managed the development of several systems, including the Pershing missile and the Saturn V Moon rocket. In 1984, the U.S. Government investigated him for war crimes, and he agreed to renounce his United States citizenship and leave the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Rudolph has received more than 346,232 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Rudolph is the 227th most popular engineer, the 3,342nd most popular biography from Germany and the 29th most popular German Engineer.

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Among engineers, Arthur Rudolph ranks 227 out of 325Before him are Nikolay Kamov, Alexander Kemurdzhian, Robert W. Paul, Sergei Tumansky, Gioacchino Colombo, and Georgy Beriev. After him are Johannes Winkler, Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, Sam Eyde, Hendrik Wade Bode, Ernest Goüin, and Hidetsugu Yagi.

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Among people born in 1906, Arthur Rudolph ranks 210Before him are Victor Hasselblad, Madeleine Carroll, Nils Axelsson, Betti Alver, Joan Blondell, and Roman Karmen. After him are Herbert Wehner, Harri Larva, Milutin Ivković, Vilmos Kohut, Charles Malik, and Willy Hansen. Among people deceased in 1996, Arthur Rudolph ranks 161Before him are Joseph Mermans, Bob Shaw, Teodoro Fernández, Alger Hiss, Joseph Asajiro Satowaki, and Dorothy Lamour. After him are George Burns, Aruna Asaf Ali, Edmund Muskie, Andrey Lukanov, Lola Beltrán, and Pasqualino De Santis.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arthur Rudolph ranks 3,342 out of 5,289Before him are Klaus Fichtel (1944), Leopold Andrian (1875), Johann Georg von Hahn (1811), Josef Bradl (1918), Josias von Heeringen (1850), and Ruth Fuchs (1946). After him are Thorsten Fink (1967), Georg Sauerwein (1831), Herbert Wehner (1906), Karl Schorn (1803), Ludwig Goldbrunner (1908), and Nicole (1964).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Arthur Rudolph ranks 29Before him are Walter Hohmann (1880), Paul Mauser (1838), Anton Flettner (1885), Wilhelm Nusselt (1882), Franz Grashof (1826), and Ferdinand Mannlicher (1848). After him are Oskar von Miller (1855), Gerhard Fieseler (1896), Friedrich L. Bauer (1924), Peter Schreyer (1953), Mario Theissen (1952), and Willy Ley (1906).