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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 2,617,731 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 46 in 2019). Frederick Winslow Taylor is the 7th most popular engineer, the 167th most popular biography from United States (up from 196th 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 323Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, and Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, André Citroën, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Alexei Kosygin.

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Among people born in 1856, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 7Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, Philippe Pétain, and J. J. Thomson. After him are Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Emil Kraepelin, and Georgi Plekhanov. Among people deceased in 1915, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 1After him are Alois Alzheimer, Alexander Scriabin, Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, Clara Immerwahr, Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, and Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Winslow Taylor ranks 167 out of 18,182Before him are Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), George Gershwin (1898), Ava Gardner (1922), and Buzz Aldrin (1930). After him are John Williams (1932), Robert K. Merton (1910), Emily Dickinson (1830), Louis Sullivan (1856), Denzel Washington (1954), and Herman Melville (1819).

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), Leslie Groves (1896), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Kelly Johnson (1910).