Ferruccio Lamborghini

1916 - 1993

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Ferruccio Lamborghini (Italian: [ferˈruttʃo lamborˈɡiːni]; 28 April 1916 – 20 February 1993) was an Italian automobile designer, soldier, inventor, mechanic, engineer, winemaker, industrialist, and businessman who created Lamborghini Trattori in 1948 and the Automobili Lamborghini in 1963, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Born to grape farmers in Renazzo, from the comune (municipality) of Cento, in the Emilia-Romagna region, his mechanical know-how led him to enter the business of tractor manufacturing in 1948, when he founded Lamborghini Trattori, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy's post-WWII economic boom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferruccio Lamborghini has received more than 3,888,449 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ferruccio Lamborghini is the 6th most popular businessperson (up from 42nd in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Italy (up from 531st in 2019) and the most popular Italian Businessperson.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was a successful Italian businessman who founded the Lamborghini car company.

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Among businesspeople, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 6 out of 847Before him are Cecil Rhodes, Howard Hughes, Bill Gates, Pierre de Coubertin, and Oskar Schindler. After him are Sepp Blatter, Larry Ellison, John D. Rockefeller, Jeff Bezos, Vince McMahon, and Warren Buffett.

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Among people born in 1916, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 2Before him is François Mitterrand. After him are Edward Heath, Kirk Douglas, Elena Ceaușescu, Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, Aldo Moro, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Gough Whitlam. Among people deceased in 1993, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 4Before him are Pablo Escobar, Audrey Hepburn, and Federico Fellini. After him are Rudolf Nureyev, Baudouin of Belgium, Erich Hartmann, William Golding, Frank Zappa, James Hunt, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Turgut Özal.

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Among people born in Italy, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 110 out of 5,161Before him are Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Pliny the Elder (23), Antoninus Pius (86), Pope Pius X (1835), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), and Pope Paul III (1468). After him are Antonio Gramsci (1891), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Pope Innocent III (1160), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Numa Pompilius (-753), and Brutus the Younger (-85).


Among businesspeople born in Italy, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 1After him are Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Guccio Gucci (1881), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), Flavio Briatore (1950), Michele Ferrero (1925), Piero Ferrari (1945), Massimo Moratti (1945), Vincenzo Lancia (1881), Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici (1421), and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (1947).