George Pullman

1831 - 1897

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George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car and founded a company town, Pullman, for the workers who manufactured it. This ultimately led to the Pullman Strike due to the high rent prices charged for company housing and low wages paid by the Pullman Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Pullman has received more than 508,045 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). George Pullman is the 184th most popular inventor (up from 201st in 2019), the 2,710th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,977th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Inventor.

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Among inventors, George Pullman ranks 184 out of 354Before him are Matthew Boulton, Johann Christoph Denner, Garrett Morgan, Traian Vuia, Friedrich Zander, and Gerald Bull. After him are Royal Rife, J. Presper Eckert, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Charles Xavier Thomas, Lars Magnus Ericsson, and Narcís Monturiol.

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Among people born in 1831, George Pullman ranks 43Before him are Maurice de Hirsch, David Edward Hughes, Siegfried Marcus, Philip Sheridan, Ankō Itosu, and Princess Charlotte of Prussia. After him are Ludvig Nobel, Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, Daniele Comboni, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, Wilhelm Raabe, and Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola. Among people deceased in 1897, George Pullman ranks 30Before him are Galileo Ferraris, Alexei Savrasov, Viktor Meyer, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Minna Canth, and Stanislas de Guaita. After him are Fritz Müller, Antonio Bazzini, Henry George, Léon Boëllmann, Panteleimon Kulish, and Charles Boycott.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Pullman ranks 2,710 out of 18,182Before him are Ted Nelson (1937), Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891), Winslow Homer (1836), Wallace Shawn (1943), Allen Newell (1927), and Liev Schreiber (1967). After him are Katharine Graham (1917), Jimmie Angel (1899), Cindy Sherman (1954), Lee Krasner (1908), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), and Bonnie Bedelia (1948).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, George Pullman ranks 42Before him are Sequoyah (1770), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Melvil Dewey (1851), and Garrett Morgan (1877). After him are Royal Rife (1888), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Philo Farnsworth (1906), John Wesley Hyatt (1837), and Eli Whitney (1765).