Edwin Howard Armstrong

1890 - 1954

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Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – February 1, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who developed FM (frequency modulation) radio and the superheterodyne receiver system. He held 42 patents and received numerous awards, including the first Medal of Honor awarded by the Institute of Radio Engineers (now IEEE), the French Legion of Honor, the 1941 Franklin Medal and the 1942 Edison Medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Howard Armstrong has received more than 489,270 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Edwin Howard Armstrong is the 153rd most popular inventor (down from 138th in 2019), the 2,175th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,625th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Edwin Howard Armstrong ranks 153 out of 355Before him are Jang Yeong-sil, David Edward Hughes, Édouard Branly, Louis Le Prince, Robert Cailliau, and Max Skladanowsky. After him are Charles Cros, Georges Hébert, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Elias Howe, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, and Gerald Bull.

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Among people born in 1890, Edwin Howard Armstrong ranks 72Before him are Konstantin Melnikov, Bechara El Khoury, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Kahanamoku, Walter Weiß, and Béla Miklós. After him are Bacha Khan, Sarah Aaronsohn, Seiichi Itō, Alois Eliáš, Louis Delluc, and Victoria Ocampo. Among people deceased in 1954, Edwin Howard Armstrong ranks 42Before him are Oscar Straus, Viktor Abakumov, James Hilton, Clemens Krauss, Lionel Barrymore, and Princess Margaret of Prussia. After him are Yehuda Ashlag, Theodor Kaluza, Onofre Marimón, Fritz London, Thành Thái, and Marianne Weber.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Howard Armstrong ranks 2,175 out of 15,968Before him are Wilford Brimley (1934), Michael Massee (1952), Vera Farmiga (1973), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Robert Ballard (1942), and Armand Assante (1949). After him are Fred Durst (1970), Bud Powell (1924), Griffin Dunne (1955), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Preston Tucker (1903), and Neil Sedaka (1939).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Edwin Howard Armstrong ranks 36Before him are Elisha Gray (1835), Lee de Forest (1873), Mary Anderson (1862), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), and Josiah Warren (1798). After him are Elias Howe (1819), Melvil Dewey (1851), Charles Martin Hall (1863), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), and Eli Whitney (1765).