Eugene Stoner

1922 - 1997

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Eugene Morrison Stoner (November 22, 1922 – April 24, 1997) was an American firearms designer who is most associated with the development of the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle that was redesigned and modified by Colt's Patent Firearm Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC) for the US military as the M16 rifle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene Stoner has received more than 1,003,603 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Eugene Stoner is the 140th most popular engineer (up from 154th in 2019), the 2,990th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,046th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Eugene Stoner ranks 140 out of 325Before him are Alexander Mozhaysky, John Smeaton, John Bagot Glubb, Li Kui, Yuri Kondratyuk, and Eliyahu M. Goldratt. After him are Evgeny Paton, Pierre Berthier, Eduard Totleben, Hellmuth Walter, Gabriel Voisin, and Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu.

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Among people born in 1922, Eugene Stoner ranks 158Before him are Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, Otl Aicher, Alexander Zinoviev, Micheline Presle, Albert Lamorisse, and Luis Somoza Debayle. After him are Michel Henry, George Blake, Hal Moore, Howard Zinn, Margherita Hack, and András Hegedüs. Among people deceased in 1997, Eugene Stoner ranks 98Before him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Lyman Spitzer, Jean Françaix, Stanley Schachter, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Andrei Sinyavsky. After him are Peng Zhen, Andrés Rodríguez, Jambyn Batmönkh, Jeff Buckley, Jacinto Quincoces, and Chiang Wei-kuo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eugene Stoner ranks 2,990 out of 15,968Before him are David Arquette (1971), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Big Mama Thornton (1926), Vince Vaughn (1970), Jerome Kern (1885), and Flannery O'Connor (1925). After him are Brad Dexter (1917), John Nance Garner (1868), Tom Bosley (1927), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), Sandra Dee (1942), and David Farragut (1801).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Eugene Stoner ranks 12Before him are Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leslie Groves (1896), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Preston Tucker (1903), and J. Walter Christie (1865). After him are Joseph Strauss (1870), Leo Frank (1884), Seymour Cray (1925), Kelly Johnson (1910), Gene Kranz (1933), and Charles F. Brush (1849).