Beno Gutenberg

1889 - 1960

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Beno Gutenberg (; June 4, 1889 – January 25, 1960) was a German-American seismologist who made several important contributions to the science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beno Gutenberg has received more than 80,403 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Beno Gutenberg is the 13th most popular geologist (up from 16th in 2019), the 1,021st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,268th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Geologist.

Beno Gutenberg was a German inventor who is most famous for inventing the first movable type printing press.

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Among geologists, Beno Gutenberg ranks 13 out of 60Before him are James Hutton, Andrija Mohorovičić, Inge Lehmann, Francis Beaufort, Eduard Suess, and Abraham Gottlob Werner. After him are William Smith, Vasily Dokuchaev, Christian Leopold von Buch, Giuseppe Mercalli, Ignacy Domeyko, and Gideon Mantell.

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Among people born in 1889, Beno Gutenberg ranks 41Before him are Hannes Meyer, Taha Hussein, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Richard Réti, Edgar Adrian, and Mercédès Jellinek. After him are Vera Mukhina, Kim Tu-bong, Hannes Kolehmainen, Eberhard von Mackensen, Otto Georg Thierack, and Philip Noel-Baker. Among people deceased in 1960, Beno Gutenberg ranks 26Before him are A. L. Kroeber, Héctor Castro, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Walter Baade, Clara Haskil, and John D. Rockefeller Jr.. After him are Friedrich Adler, Eddie Cochran, Felix Kersten, Hugo Alfvén, Victor Klemperer, and Ana Pauker.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Beno Gutenberg ranks 1,021 out of 5,289Before him are Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636), and Rainer Weiss (1932). After him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430), Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (1173), Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine (1617), Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), and Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878).

Among GEOLOGISTS In Germany

Among geologists born in Germany, Beno Gutenberg ranks 3Before him are Alfred Wegener (1880) and Friedrich Mohs (1773). After him are Christian Leopold von Buch (1774), Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann (1797), Ferdinand Zirkel (1838), and Julius von Haast (1822).