Carl Laemmle

1867 - 1939

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Carl Laemmle ( (listen); born Karl Lämmle; January 17, 1867 – September 24, 1939) was a German-born film producer and the founder and, until 1934, owner of Universal Pictures. He produced or worked on over 400 films. Regarded as one of the most important of the early film pioneers, Laemmle was born in what is now Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Laemmle has received more than 404,068 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Carl Laemmle is the 163rd most popular businessperson (up from 164th in 2019), the 1,636th most popular biography from Germany and the 17th most popular German Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Carl Laemmle ranks 163 out of 604Before him are Roger Ailes, Sheldon Adelson, Jack Daniel, Fusajiro Yamauchi, John DeLorean, and Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. After him are Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Maurice de Hirsch, Larry Silverstein, Axel Springer, David Packard, and Shin Kyuk-ho.

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Among people born in 1867, Carl Laemmle ranks 52Before him are Elvira Madigan, Charles Fabry, Charles Koechlin, Sundance Kid, Henry L. Stimson, and Adam Stefan Sapieha. After him are Masaoka Shiki, Marcel Schwob, Emil Krebs, Jeanne Lanvin, Mikhail Eisenstein, and Hjalmar Johansen. Among people deceased in 1939, Carl Laemmle ranks 37Before him are Stanislav Kosior, Hans Langsdorff, Otto Wels, Gerardo Machado, Vladimir Shukhov, and Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg. After him are Max Skladanowsky, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Isaak Brodsky, Roman Dmowski, Wu Peifu, and Danilo, Crown Prince of Montenegro.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Laemmle ranks 1,636 out of 5,289Before him are Albert Lortzing (1801), Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1739), Johann Trollmann (1907), William I, Duke of Bavaria (1330), Henry of Latvia (1187), and Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740). After him are Walter Röhrl (1947), Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721), Franz Six (1909), Constantin von Tischendorf (1815), Wolfgang Lotz (1921), and Prince Henry of Prussia (1726).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Carl Laemmle ranks 17Before him are Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Dietmar Hopp (1940), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Paul Reuter (1816), Uli Hoeneß (1952), and Karl Albrecht (1920). After him are Maurice de Hirsch (1831), Axel Springer (1912), John Jacob Astor (1763), Theo Albrecht (1922), Friedrich Bayer (1825), and Karl Baedeker (1801).