Charles Algernon Parsons

1854 - 1931

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Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931) was an Anglo-Irish engineer, best known for his invention of the compound steam turbine, and as the eponym of C. A. Parsons and Company. He worked as an engineer on dynamo and turbine design, and power generation, with great influence on the naval and electrical engineering fields. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Algernon Parsons has received more than 229,208 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Charles Algernon Parsons is the 146th most popular inventor (down from 126th in 2019), the 1,276th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 959th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Charles Algernon Parsons ranks 146 out of 355Before him are Robert Adler, Josiah Warren, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, Nikolai Kardashev, and Johann Jacob Schweppe. After him are Jang Yeong-sil, David Edward Hughes, Édouard Branly, Louis Le Prince, Robert Cailliau, and Max Skladanowsky.

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Among people born in 1854, Charles Algernon Parsons ranks 32Before him are Alfredo Catalani, Otto Sverdrup, Alphonse Allais, Georg Kerschensteiner, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, and Charles Webster Leadbeater. After him are Takahashi Korekiyo, Yan Fu, Ruth Belville, Jean-Marie Guyau, Hubert Lyautey, and Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1931, Charles Algernon Parsons ranks 36Before him are Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, André Michelin, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, and Santiago Rusiñol. After him are Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Thomas Lipton, Jaime, Duke of Madrid, William Bates, Melvil Dewey, and Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Algernon Parsons ranks 1,276 out of 6,924Before him are Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Martin Freeman (1971), Brian Aldiss (1925), Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341), Thomas Browne (1605), and Kenneth E. Boulding (1910). After him are Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (1864), Steven Gerrard (1980), Antony Flew (1923), David Edward Hughes (1831), Tim Staffell (1948), and Hannah Chaplin (1865).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Charles Algernon Parsons ranks 24Before him are James Hargreaves (1720), Samuel Crompton (1753), W. O. Bentley (1888), Robert Stirling (1790), John Kay (1704), and Jethro Tull (1674). After him are David Edward Hughes (1831), Sandford Fleming (1827), Matthew Boulton (1728), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), John Kemp Starley (1854), and William Murdoch (1754).