Colin Chapman

1928 - 1982

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Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (19 May 1928 – 16 December 1982) was an English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars.In 1952 he founded the sports car company Lotus Cars. Chapman initially ran Lotus in his spare time, assisted by a group of enthusiasts. His knowledge of the latest aeronautical engineering techniques would prove vital towards achieving the major automotive technical advances for which he is remembered. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Chapman has received more than 661,201 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Colin Chapman is the 48th most popular engineer (up from 54th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 850th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Engineer.

Colin Chapman was a British engineer and inventor. He is most famous for creating the Lotus cars.

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Among engineers, Colin Chapman ranks 48 out of 325Before him are Godfrey Hounsfield, Pavel Sukhoi, Kurt Gerstein, Sergey Ilyushin, Ildefons Cerdà, and Emil Škoda. After him are Arthur Scherbius, Walter Dornberger, Jack Swigert, Gustaf de Laval, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Ernst Heinkel.

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Among people born in 1928, Colin Chapman ranks 66Before him are Pat Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, Erik Bruhn, Patrick McGoohan, James Earl Ray, and Joe Jackson. After him are Carl Woese, Hardy Krüger, Herbert Kroemer, James Randi, Tony Richardson, and Robert Sheckley. Among people deceased in 1982, Colin Chapman ranks 52Before him are Hugo Theorell, Gershom Scholem, Meša Selimović, Hermann Balck, Vladimir K. Zworykin, and Takashi Shimura. After him are Marty Feldman, Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, Bachir Gemayel, Stanford Moore, and Jack Swigert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Chapman ranks 807 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Atiyah (1929), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Vera Lynn (1917), Chris Rea (1951), James Gregory (1638), and Graham Chapman (1941). After him are Thomas Cavendish (1560), Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), Marty Feldman (1934), Robert Powell (1944), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Colin Chapman ranks 5Before him are William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), Oliver Heaviside (1850), and Godfrey Hounsfield (1919). After him are Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Henry Royce (1863), Charles George Gordon (1833), Ross Brawn (1954), George Cayley (1773), Robert Stephenson (1803), and Charles Rolls (1877).