Ernst Alexanderson

1878 - 1975

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Ernst Frederick Werner Alexanderson (January 25, 1878 – May 14, 1975) was a Swedish-American electrical engineer, who was a pioneer in radio and television development. He invented the Alexanderson alternator, an early radio transmitter used between 1906 and the 1930s for longwave long distance radio transmission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Alexanderson has received more than 70,878 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Alexanderson is the 253rd most popular inventor (down from 244th in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 420th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Inventor.

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Among inventors, Ernst Alexanderson ranks 253 out of 355Before him are Ricardo Wolf, Robert Watson-Watt, Alexander P. de Seversky, Theodore Maiman, Joseph Aspdin, and Cyrus McCormick. After him are Jacob W. Davis, Wilson Greatbatch, Tivadar Puskás, Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, Clive Sinclair, and Joseph-Armand Bombardier.

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Among people born in 1878, Ernst Alexanderson ranks 113Before him are Agner Krarup Erlang, Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, Charles Dvorak, Chen Jiongming, Massimo Bontempelli, and Raymond Smith Dugan. After him are Lina Stern, Max Dehn, Ioannis Rallis, Takeo Arishima, Emmy Destinn, and Selim Palmgren. Among people deceased in 1975, Ernst Alexanderson ranks 116Before him are Aníbal Troilo, Anthony McAuliffe, S. D. Burman, Mark Donohue, Gustav von Wangenheim, and Andrés Mazali. After him are Olga Bergholz, Richard Ratsimandrava, Friedrich Sämisch, Moe Howard, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, and Louis Jordan.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Ernst Alexanderson ranks 438 out of 1,296Before him are Victoria Silvstedt (1974), Bertil Nordahl (1917), Slim Borgudd (1946), Svante Pääbo (1955), Torgny Lindgren (1938), and Björn Nordqvist (1942). After him are Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Birgit Cullberg (1908), Lena Nyman (1944), Orvar Bergmark (1930), Sven Tumba (1931), and Hasse Ekman (1915).

Among INVENTORS In Sweden

Among inventors born in Sweden, Ernst Alexanderson ranks 4Before him are Gideon Sundback (1880), John Ericsson (1803), and Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846). After him are Victor Hasselblad (1906) and Simone Giertz (1990).