Emile Berliner

1851 - 1929

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Emile Berliner (May 20, 1851 – August 3, 1929) originally Emil Berliner, was a German-American inventor. He is best known for inventing the lateral-cut flat disc record (called a "gramophone record" in British and American English) used with a gramophone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emile Berliner has received more than 411,750 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Emile Berliner is the 53rd most popular inventor (down from 46th in 2019), the 412th most popular biography from Germany (down from 375th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Inventor.

Berliner is most famous for his invention of the phonograph.

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Among inventors, Emile Berliner ranks 53 out of 355Before him are Willis Carrier, Wilhelm Maybach, Douglas Engelbart, Karl Drais, John Boyd Dunlop, and Steve Wozniak. After him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Henry Fox Talbot, Adam Opel, Louis Blériot, Hans Lippershey, and Frank Whittle.

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Among people born in 1851, Emile Berliner ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand Foch, Arthur Evans, and Empress Myeongseong. After him are Louise of Sweden, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Margherita of Savoy, Léon Bourgeois, Ismail Gaspirali, Georg Jellinek, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Peder Severin Krøyer. Among people deceased in 1929, Emile Berliner ranks 8Before him are Georges Clemenceau, Ferdinand Foch, Herman Hollerith, Gustav Stresemann, Wilhelm Maybach, and Sergei Diaghilev. After him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Bernhard von Bülow, Otto Liman von Sanders, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, and Aby Warburg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emile Berliner ranks 412 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm List (1880), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Franz Bopp (1791), Felix Klein (1849), Friedrich List (1789), and Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667). After him are Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), Joachim Peiper (1915), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Wassily Leontief (1906), and Erich Kästner (1899).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Emile Berliner ranks 9Before him are Nikolaus Otto (1832), Werner von Siemens (1816), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), and Karl Drais (1785). After him are Adam Opel (1837), Hans Lippershey (1570), Joseph Pilates (1883), Theobald Boehm (1794), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), and Hugo Schmeisser (1884).