Gerald Bull

1928 - 1990

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Gerald Vincent Bull (March 9, 1928 – March 22, 1990) was a Canadian engineer who developed long-range artillery. He moved from project to project in his quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece, to which end he designed the Project Babylon "supergun" for the Iraqi government. Bull was assassinated outside his apartment in Brussels, Belgium, in March 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerald Bull has received more than 763,111 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Gerald Bull is the 159th most popular inventor (up from 174th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Canada (up from 95th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Inventor.

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Among inventors, Gerald Bull ranks 159 out of 355Before him are Edwin Howard Armstrong, Charles Cros, Georges Hébert, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Elias Howe, and Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. After him are Melvil Dewey, Ottaviano Petrucci, Siegfried Marcus, Oskar Barnack, Gunther von Hagens, and Johann Christoph Denner.

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Among people born in 1928, Gerald Bull ranks 145Before him are Laurence Harvey, Emilio Caprile, Ann Morgan Guilbert, László Budai, Djivan Gasparyan, and Eddie Fisher. After him are Alfonso de Portago, Héctor Rial, Malcolm Glazer, Ulric Neisser, Peter Naur, and Petr Ginz. Among people deceased in 1990, Gerald Bull ranks 72Before him are Curtis LeMay, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Viktor Tsoi, J. C. R. Licklider, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Tadeusz Kantor. After him are Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Sergei Dovlatov, Samuel Doe, José Figueres Ferrer, and Hussein Onn.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gerald Bull ranks 89 out of 1,130Before him are Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Brian Tracy (1944), Ian Stevenson (1918), Joe Weider (1919), Norma Shearer (1902), and Jack L. Warner (1892). After him are James Doohan (1920), Wayne Gretzky (1961), Simon Newcomb (1835), Eric McCormack (1963), Denny Doherty (1940), and Denys Arcand (1941).

Among INVENTORS In Canada

Among inventors born in Canada, Gerald Bull ranks 2Before him are James Naismith (1861). After him are Reginald Fessenden (1866), Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907), and Yvonne Brill (1924).