Felix Wankel

1902 - 1988

Felix Wankel

Felix Heinrich Wankel (13 August 1902 – 9 October 1988) was a German mechanical engineer and inventor after whom the Wankel engine was named. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Wankel has received more than 152,734 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Felix Wankel ranks 28 out of 287Before him are John Demjanjuk, Philo of Byzantium, Hugo Junkers, Hans Albert Einstein, Artem Mikoyan, and Anthony Fokker. After him are Lennart Torstensson, Kurt Gerstein, Theodore von Kármán, August Horch, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Abram Petrovich Gannibal.

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Among people born in 1902, Felix Wankel ranks 33Before him are Harold Lasswell, Marcel Breuer, André Michel Lwoff, Meyer Lansky, Theodore Schultz, and Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Alexander Luria, Émile Benveniste, Juscelino Kubitschek, Mikhail Suslov, and Alexandre Kojève. Among people deceased in 1988, Felix Wankel ranks 14Before him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Roy Orbison, Kim Philby, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Raymond Carver, Virginia Satir, Valerie Solanas, John Holmes, André Frédéric Cournand, and Raj Kapoor.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Wankel ranks 587 out of 3,763Before him are Uwe Seeler (1936), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), David Strauss (1808), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837). After him are Philipp Scheidemann (1865), Franz Stuck (1863), Hermann von Salza (1170), Hugo Boss (1885), Theodor Morell (1886), and Reinhard Gehlen (1902).