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Ferruccio Lamborghini

1916 - 1993

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Ferruccio Lamborghini (Italian pronunciation: [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 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 3,081,085 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ferruccio Lamborghini is the 41st most popular businessperson (down from 35th in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 4th 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 41 out of 601Before him are Otto Frank, João Havelange, Robert Bosch, J. Paul Getty, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and Ettore Bugatti. After him are Soichiro Honda, Robert Kiyosaki, Ronald Wayne, Thomas Cook, Sergei Diaghilev, and Joan Gamper.

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Among people born in 1916, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 17Before him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Claude Shannon, Harold Wilson, Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, and João Havelange. After him are Hans Eysenck, Yehudi Menuhin, Maurice Wilkins, Camilo José Cela, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Robert McNamara. Among people deceased in 1993, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 10Before him are Rudolf Nureyev, Erich Hartmann, Frank Zappa, James Hunt, Baudouin of Belgium, and William Golding. After him are Turgut Özal, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Anthony Burgess, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, and Inge Lehmann.

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Among people born in Italy, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 532 out of 4,668Before him are Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Caterina Sforza (1463), Pope Telesphorus (100), Pope John III (520), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), and Giuliano Gemma (1938). After him are Filippino Lippi (1457), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Pope Stephen VIII (900), Gianni Rodari (1920), Lavinia Fontana (1552), and Beatrice Portinari (1265).


Among businesspeople born in Italy, Ferruccio Lamborghini ranks 4Before him are Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Guccio Gucci (1881), and Ettore Bugatti (1881). After him are Giovanni Agnelli (1866), Flavio Briatore (1950), Michele Ferrero (1925), Giulia Tofana (1581), Massimo Moratti (1945), Vincenzo Lancia (1881), Piero Ferrari (1945), and Mino Raiola (1967).