Charles Stark Draper

1901 - 1987

Charles Stark Draper

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 128,943 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 616th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Charles Stark Draper ranks 615 out of 659Before him are Bernard Lovell, Ursula Franklin, Evelyn Fox Keller, Ash Carter, Mark Oliphant, and William Stanley Jr.. After him are John Joly, E. C. George Sudarshan, Frank Benford, Max Tegmark, Daniel Kleppner, and Ronald Drever.

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Among people born in 1901, Charles Stark Draper ranks 193Before him are Bebe Daniels, František Halas, Casiano Chavarría, Carlo Biotti, James Dunn, and Mark Oliphant. After him are Richard Brauer, Mildred Dunnock, Manly P. Hall, Bud Houser, Louis Clarke, and Dorothy Hansine Andersen. Among people deceased in 1987, Charles Stark Draper ranks 153Before him are J. Lawton Collins, Wolfgang Seidel, John Hammond, James Coco, Viola Dana, and Leabua Jonathan. After him are Rudolf Krause, Alice Terry, Elizabeth Hartman, Madge Kennedy, Marc Aaronson, and Priscilla Dean.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Stark Draper ranks 6,746 out of 12,171Before him are Matthew Henson (1866), Peter Berg (1962), Thomas Watson Jr. (1914), Buster Crabbe (1908), John Warnock (1940), and Camila Mendes (1994). After him are Robert Alda (1914), Flavor Flav (1959), Mary Alden (1883), Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919), Johnny Moss (1907), and Mildred Dunnock (1901).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Charles Stark Draper ranks 126Before him are Lester Germer (1896), Lee Smolin (1955), Leonard Mlodinow (1954), Bill Nye (1955), Karl Taylor Compton (1887), and Lisa Randall (1962). After him are Frank Benford (1883), Daniel Kleppner (1932), Seymour Benzer (1921), John Clauser (1942), Edith Clarke (1883), and Robert Serber (1909).