George Cayley

1773 - 1857

George Cayley

Sir George Cayley, 6th Baronet (27 December 1773 – 15 December 1857) was an English engineer, inventor, and aviator. He is one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Cayley has received more than 342,910 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, George Cayley ranks 128 out of 287Before him are Georges Leclanché, Gustave Whitehead, Adrian Newey, Alexander Mozhaysky, Nicola Romeo, and John A. Roebling. After him are Paul Cornu, John Loudon McAdam, Antoine de Chézy, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Pierre Berthier, and Eliyahu M. Goldratt.

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Among people born in 1773, George Cayley ranks 23Before him are Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Robert Surcouf, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, Frédéric Cuvier, and Étienne Maurice Gérard. After him are Giuseppe Acerbi, Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Ioannis Kolettis, Josef Jungmann, Jacob Aall, and Joseph de Villèle. Among people deceased in 1857, George Cayley ranks 26Before him are Marquis de Custine, Hinrich Lichtenstein, Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, Augustinos Kapodistrias, Agustina de Aragón, and Dionysios Solomos. After him are Christian Daniel Rauch, Vasily Tropinin, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Manuel Oribe, William Brown, and Carl Ludwig Koch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Cayley ranks 1,581 out of 5,347Before him are Vera Brittain (1893), John Fletcher (1579), Robert Fortune (1812), Nicolas Roeg (1928), William Auld (1924), and Anthony Minghella (1954). After him are Jack Hawkins (1910), Claire Forlani (1971), Louise, Princess Royal (1867), Terry Eagleton (1943), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), and Robert Morrison (1782).