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, founding the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand von Zeppelin has received more than 468,232 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Ferdinand von Zeppelin is the 15th most popular businessperson (up from 16th in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Germany (up from 166th 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 15 out of 604Before him are George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, Vince McMahon, Ray Kroc, and Sepp Blatter. After him are Carlos Slim, Levi Strauss, Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, Cosimo de' Medici, and Amancio Ortega.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 164 out of 5,289Before him are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Walter Model (1891), and Erich Raeder (1876). After him are Oswald Spengler (1880), Hans Frank (1900), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Otto Hahn (1879), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), and Herbert Marcuse (1898).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Ferdinand von Zeppelin ranks 1After him are Levi Strauss (1829), Adolf Dassler (1900), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Robert Bosch (1861), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Otto Frank (1889), Bertha Benz (1849), Jakob Fugger (1459), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), and Dietmar Hopp (1940).