Charles Rolls

1877 - 1910

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Charles Stewart Rolls (27 August 1877 – 12 July 1910) was a British motoring and aviation pioneer. With Henry Royce, he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display in Bournemouth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Rolls has received more than 441,559 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Charles Rolls is the 102nd most popular engineer (down from 99th in 2019), the 1,354th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,314th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, Charles Rolls ranks 102 out of 325Before him are Ivan Sechenov, Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto, Nikolai Polikarpov, George Cayley, Robert Stephenson, and Preston Tucker. After him are Paul Cornu, Fedor Tokarev, Alexander Lippisch, Erich Topp, Nicola Romeo, and Viktor Kaplan.

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Among people born in 1877, Charles Rolls ranks 47Before him are Sadao Araki, Frank Marshall, Endre Ady, Edmund Landau, Ivy Lee, and Isabelle Eberhardt. After him are Alben W. Barkley, James Montgomery Flagg, Herbert Pitman, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Wilhelm Adam, and Edmond Locard. Among people deceased in 1910, Charles Rolls ranks 37Before him are Stanislao Cannizzaro, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Henri-Edmond Cross, Richard Abegg, and Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon. After him are Andreas Achenbach, Wilhelm Raabe, Osman Hamdi Bey, Auguste Charlois, Boutros Ghali, and Maria Konopnicka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Rolls ranks 1,354 out of 6,924Before him are Marina Berti (1924), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Robert Stephenson (1803), Saint David (512), Neville Marriner (1924), and Harry Gregg (1932). After him are P. F. Strawson (1919), Emilia Clarke (1986), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), Gary Lineker (1960), Ruth Belville (1854), and John Bowring (1792).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Charles Rolls ranks 12Before him are Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Henry Royce (1863), Charles George Gordon (1833), Ross Brawn (1954), George Cayley (1773), and Robert Stephenson (1803). After him are John Loudon McAdam (1756), Patrick Head (1946), Adrian Newey (1958), John Smeaton (1724), John Bagot Glubb (1897), and Alexander Cunningham (1814).