Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr.

1868 - 1924

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Frank Bunker Gilbreth (July 7, 1868 – June 14, 1924) was an American engineer, consultant, and author known as an early advocate of scientific management and a pioneer of time and motion study, and is perhaps best known as the father and central figure of Cheaper by the Dozen. Both he and his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth were industrial engineers and efficiency experts who contributed to the study of industrial engineering in fields such as motion study and human factors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. has received more than 248,282 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. is the 96th most popular engineer (down from 86th in 2019), the 2,112th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,837th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Engineer.

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Among engineers, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. ranks 96 out of 323Before him are Valdemar Poulsen, Mikhail Gurevich, Stephen Timoshenko, Joseph M. Juran, Henry Darcy, and Immanuel Nobel. After him are Nikolai Polikarpov, André Courrèges, Claude Dornier, Mikhail Mil, Fedor Tokarev, and Charles Rolls.

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Among people born in 1868, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. ranks 67Before him are Alice Keppel, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ahmed Shawqi, Noe Zhordania, S. P. L. Sørensen, and Mary Parker Follett. After him are Paul P. Harris, Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, Louis Couturat, Wilhelm Schmidt, Otto von Lossow, and Francis Jammes. Among people deceased in 1924, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. ranks 31Before him are Lyubov Popova, Princess Louise of Belgium, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Ziya Gökalp, Teófilo Braga, and Bogd Khan. After him are Matsukata Masayoshi, Helge von Koch, Roland Bonaparte, Fernand Cormon, Louis Delluc, and Valery Bryusov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. ranks 2,112 out of 18,182Before him are Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944), Robert Ballard (1942), Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Morse (1954), and Charles M. Rice (1952). After him are Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Saul Bass (1920), and Jane Jacobs (1916).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. ranks 9Before him are Howard H. Aiken (1900), Henry Gantt (1861), Leslie Groves (1896), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), and Vannevar Bush (1890). After him are J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), Kelly Johnson (1910), Joseph Strauss (1870), Gene Kranz (1933), and Jon Postel (1943).