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 2,106,686 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Frederick Winslow Taylor is the 7th most popular engineer (up from 8th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from United States (down from 177th 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 325Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, and Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot. After him are Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, Otto Lilienthal, and André Citroën.

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Among people born in 1856, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 7Before him are Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Philippe Pétain, J. J. Thomson, and Woodrow Wilson. After him are Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Emil Kraepelin, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Georgi Plekhanov. Among people deceased in 1915, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 3Before him are Alois Alzheimer and Alexander Scriabin. After him are Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, and Sergei Taneyev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 196 out of 15,968Before him are Walt Whitman (1819), David Lynch (1946), Johnny Depp (1963), Edward Hopper (1882), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), and Quentin Tarantino (1963). After him are Tom Cruise (1962), George Lucas (1944), Orson Welles (1915), Denzel Washington (1954), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), and Emily Dickinson (1830).

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), Jack Swigert (1931), Henry Gantt (1861), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leslie Groves (1896), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Preston Tucker (1903), J. Walter Christie (1865), and Eugene Stoner (1922).