Elihu Thomson

1853 - 1937

Elihu Thomson

Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853 – March 13, 1937) was an English-born American engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elihu Thomson has received more than 169,460 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 218th most popular inventor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 170k

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  • 50.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Elihu Thomson ranks 218 out of 323Before him are Léon Gaumont, Joseph Whitworth, Ottó Bláthy, Ray Dolby, Samuel Morland, and Genrich Altshuller. After him are Aimo Lahti, Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Marcian Hoff, Fritz von Opel, and Ottmar Mergenthaler.

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Among people born in 1853, Elihu Thomson ranks 50Before him are Ciprian Porumbescu, Vladimir Kokovtsov, Ernst Otto Beckmann, Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Antonio Maura, and Teresa Carreño. After him are Hermann Wissmann, Karl von Einem, André Messager, Florentino Ameghino, Evgraf Fedorov, and Jaroslav Vrchlický. Among people deceased in 1937, Elihu Thomson ranks 75Before him are Peljidiin Genden, Adolf Erman, Karel Kramář, Paul Émile Chabas, Jenő Hubay, and Max von Gallwitz. After him are Jaan Anvelt, Felix Hamrin, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Alexander Shliapnikov, Ieronim Uborevich, and Lev Karakhan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elihu Thomson ranks 1,982 out of 5,347Before him are Charles Lamb (1775), William Smith (1813), Christabel Pankhurst (1880), Michael Halliday (1925), Bobby Sands (1954), and Rick Davies (1944). After him are Stephen Rea (1946), Jack Higgins (1929), Damien Hirst (1965), Rupert Brooke (1887), William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759), and James Galway (1939).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Elihu Thomson ranks 35Before him are John Kemp Starley (1854), Sandford Fleming (1827), Oliver Lodge (1851), William Friese-Greene (1855), Henry Maudslay (null), and Joseph Whitworth (1803). After him are Joseph Aspdin (1778), William Murdoch (1754), Harry Brearley (1871), James Dyson (1947), Frederick Scott Archer (1813), and Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833).