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Ferdinand von Zeppelin

1838 - 1917

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Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (German: Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin; 8 July 1838 – 8 March 1917) was a German general and later inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships. His name became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand von Zeppelin has received more than 692,116 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferdinand von Zeppelin is the 16th most popular businessperson (down from 15th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Germany (down from 164th in 2019) and the most popular German Businessperson.

Ferdinand von Zeppelin was a German general and aviation pioneer who is most famous for designing the Zeppelin airship.

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Among businesspeople, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 16 out of 601Before him are Sepp Blatter, George Soros, Vince McMahon, Aristotle Onassis, Cosimo de' Medici, and David Rockefeller. After him are Tim Cook, Colonel Sanders, Levi Strauss, Bernard Arnault, Florentino Pérez, and Philip Kotler.

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Among people born in 1838, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 4Before him are John Wilkes Booth, Georges Bizet, and Ernst Mach. After him are Max Bruch, Franz Brentano, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Jan Matejko, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Ernest Solvay, and Émile Loubet. Among people deceased in 1917, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 7Before him are Émile Durkheim, Octave Mirbeau, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, and L. L. Zamenhof. After him are Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, Buffalo Bill, and Emil Theodor Kocher.

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 199 out of 6,142Before him are Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Emil Fischer (1852), Nelly Sachs (1891), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Jacob Grimm (1785), and Michel Ney (1769). After him are Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Otto von Guericke (1602), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), and Karl Liebknecht (1871).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 1After him are Levi Strauss (1829), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Adolf Dassler (1900), Otto Frank (1889), Robert Bosch (1861), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Jakob Fugger (1459), Paul Reuter (1816), Bertha Benz (1849), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777).