Frederick W. Lanchester

1868 - 1946

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Frederick William Lanchester LLD, Hon FRAeS, FRS (23 October 1868 – 8 March 1946), was an English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering and to aerodynamics, and co-invented the topic of operations research. Lanchester became a pioneer British motor-car builder, a hobby which resulted in his developing a successful car company, and is considered one of the "big three" English car engineers - alongside Harry Ricardo and Henry Royce. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick W. Lanchester has received more than 86,386 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederick W. Lanchester is the 217th most popular engineer, the 2,583rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 24th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, Frederick W. Lanchester ranks 217 out of 325Before him are Franz Grashof, Jon Postel, Ed Heinemann, Eugène Flachat, Walter Thiel, and Alexey Sudayev. After him are Ferdinand Mannlicher, Alexander Mikulin, Eugène Belgrand, Nikolay Kamov, Alexander Kemurdzhian, and Robert W. Paul.

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Among people born in 1868, Frederick W. Lanchester ranks 121Before him are Zhang Binglin, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, John Sealy Townsend, Nikolaos Trikoupis, Frank Watson Dyson, and Emil Racoviță. After him are Arthur Gore, Leonardus Nardus, René de Saussure, José Vianna da Motta, Max von Schillings, and Théodore Steeg. Among people deceased in 1946, Frederick W. Lanchester ranks 127Before him are Ernst Leonard Lindelöf, Moisei Ginzburg, Barbu Știrbey, Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov, Pantelis Karasevdas, and Alexey Sudayev. After him are Carl Theodor Zahle, Raimu, Victor Loret, Maud Watson, Shirase Nobu, and Georg Åberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick W. Lanchester ranks 2,583 out of 6,924Before him are Philip Jackson (1948), Christopher Hill (1912), Julian Sands (1958), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), Minette Walters (1949), and C. P. Snow (1905). After him are Allan Ramsay (1713), David Frost (1939), Reginald Punnett (1875), Donald Moffat (1930), Arthur Gore (1868), and Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Frederick W. Lanchester ranks 24Before him are Alexander Cunningham (1814), Hertha Ayrton (1854), William Playfair (1759), William Froude (1810), André Waterkeyn (1917), and W. Ross Ashby (1903). After him are Robert W. Paul (1869), Ove Arup (1895), James B. Francis (1815), Mal Evans (1935), Geoffrey de Havilland (1882), and William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1810).