Charles Stark Draper

1901 - 1987

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Charles Stark "Doc" Draper (October 2, 1901 – July 25, 1987) was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Stark Draper has received more than 156,245 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Stark Draper is the 634th most popular physicist (down from 615th in 2019), the 7,306th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,741st in 2019) and the 131st most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Charles Stark Draper ranks 634 out of 721Before him are Ursula Franklin, Nikolay Umov, Humberto Fernández-Morán, Paul Scherrer, Alexander Markovich Polyakov, and Tom Kibble. After him are Mark Oliphant, Valentine Telegdi, Ted Fujita, Maurice Goldhaber, Leo Kadanoff, and John Aitken.

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Among people born in 1901, Charles Stark Draper ranks 227Before him are Paul Yü Pin, Marieluise Fleißer, Alexis Chantraine, Bebe Daniels, Frank Buckles, and Inga Tidblad. After him are Katri Vala, Leon Shamroy, Luis Brunetto, Mark Oliphant, Sid Atkinson, and C. L. R. James. Among people deceased in 1987, Charles Stark Draper ranks 181Before him are Alexis Chantraine, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Valentín Paz-Andrade, Elizabeth Cotten, Wolfgang Seidel, and Elizabeth Hartman. After him are Marcos Calderón, Leabua Jonathan, William J. Casey, Oscar Casanovas, James Coco, and Viola Dana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Stark Draper ranks 7,306 out of 15,968Before him are Helen Kane (1904), Lawrence Summers (1954), Dave Franco (1985), Jeffrey Donovan (1968), K. Eric Drexler (1955), and John Varley (1947). After him are Alexis Arquette (1969), Albina Osipowich (1911), Margaret E. Knight (1838), Jamie Kennedy (1970), Scott Fahlman (1948), and Alan Jackson (1958).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Charles Stark Draper ranks 131Before him are Harold Brown (1927), James Hansen (1941), Bill Nye (1955), Lee Smolin (1955), Leonard Mlodinow (1954), and Seymour Benzer (1921). After him are Leo Kadanoff (1937), John Clauser (1942), Ash Carter (1954), Robert R. Wilson (1914), Alvin M. Weinberg (1915), and Robert L. Forward (1932).