Christopher Cockerell

1910 - 1999

Christopher Cockerell

Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell CBE RDI FRS (4 June 1910 – 1 June 1999) was an English engineer, best known as the inventor of the hovercraft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Cockerell has received more than 123,608 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 253rd most popular engineer.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among engineers, Christopher Cockerell ranks 252 out of 287Before him are Aldo Costa, Mario Theissen, Leon O. Chua, Hesham Qandil, Geoffrey de Havilland, and Willy Ley. After him are Franciszek Rychnowski, Isaac Roberts, Pat Symonds, John Houbolt, R. J. Mitchell, and Yahya Ayyash.

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Among people born in 1910, Christopher Cockerell ranks 225Before him are Peter Hirt, John Hammond, Mae Clarke, Nathan Jacobson, Arthur Hunnicutt, and Anita Page. After him are Lucille Ricksen, Tyrus Wong, Jack Lovelock, Jimmy Murphy, Carlos Cillóniz, and Lucky Dube. Among people deceased in 1999, Christopher Cockerell ranks 184Before him are Gorilla Monsoon, Władysław Hasior, Roberto Bussinello, Marie Kraja, Mel Tormé, and Nathan Jacobson. After him are Brian Shawe-Taylor, Jack Lynch, Rick Danko, Basil Hume, Ruth Roman, and Bailey Olter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Cockerell ranks 3,467 out of 5,347Before him are Jeremy Hunt (1966), Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece (1968), Ian Burgess (1930), Geraldine James (1950), Frances O'Connor (1967), and Colin Bell (1946). After him are Roger Lloyd-Pack (1944), Tommy Smith (1945), William Kirby (1759), Steve McClaren (1961), Jamie Bell (1986), and Theo Walcott (1989).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Christopher Cockerell ranks 25Before him are Alexander Cunningham (1814), William Froude (1810), William Playfair (1759), Robert W. Paul (1869), William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1810), and Geoffrey de Havilland (1882). After him are Pat Symonds (1953), R. J. Mitchell (1895), Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford (1893), Bob Bell (1958), Tommy Flowers (1905), and John Lombe (1693).