Frederick Winslow Taylor

1856 - 1915

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Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer. He was widely known for his methods to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Winslow Taylor has received more than 2,686,715 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Frederick Winslow Taylor is the 7th most popular engineer, the 232nd most popular biography from United States (down from 167th in 2019) and the most popular American Engineer.

Frederick Winslow Taylor is most famous for his "scientific management" approach to the workplace. He is credited with inventing time-and-motion studies, which study the best way to complete a task in the most efficient way possible.

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Among engineers, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 7 out of 389Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Gottlieb Daimler, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Zhuge Liang, Wernher von Braun, and Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Umberto Nobile, André Citroën, and Otto Lilienthal.

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Among people born in 1856, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 9Before him are Philippe Pétain, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, and Archduchess Gisela of Austria. After him are Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Robert Peary, Emil Kraepelin, Georgi Plekhanov, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg. Among people deceased in 1915, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 3Before him are Alois Alzheimer, and Alexander Scriabin. After him are Paul Ehrlich, Porfirio Díaz, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Clara Immerwahr, Leo Frank, and Wilhelm Windelband.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 232 out of 20,380Before him are Tim Burton (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Arthur Miller (1915), Peter Falk (1927), and Walt Whitman (1819). After him are Michael Jordan (1963), Steve Ballmer (1956), Kevin Costner (1955), Robert Wadlow (1918), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Diane Keaton (1946).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 1After him are Leslie Groves (1896), Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Vannevar Bush (1890), Henry Gantt (1861), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Joseph Strauss (1870), and Eugene Stoner (1922).