Frederick Winslow Taylor

1856 - 1915

Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Taylor was one of the intellectual leaders of the Efficiency Movement and his ideas, broadly conceived, were highly influential in the Progressive Era (1890s–1920s). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Winslow Taylor has received more than 1,580,769 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 8 out of 287Before him are Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Wernher von Braun, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, and Anatoly Dyatlov. After him are Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Otto Lilienthal, Umberto Nobile, and Alexei Kosygin.

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Among people born in 1856, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 8Before him are Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, Philippe Pétain, J. J. Thomson, and Louis Sullivan. After him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Georgi Plekhanov, Emil Kraepelin, and Tongzhi Emperor. Among people deceased in 1915, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 2Before him is Alois Alzheimer. After him are Alexander Scriabin, Paul Ehrlich, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, Ellen G. White, Henry Moseley, Sergei Witte, Clara Immerwahr, Wilhelm Windelband, and Émile Waldteufel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 177 out of 12,171Before him are Pearl S. Buck (1892), Richard Gere (1949), Buster Keaton (1895), Rita Hayworth (1918), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), and Tom Cruise (1962). After him are Andrew Jackson (1767), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Barbra Streisand (1942), Samuel Colt (1814), Tom Hanks (1956), and Miles Davis (1926).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

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