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Giovanni Battista Caproni

1886 - 1957

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Giovanni Battista Caproni, 1st Count of Taliedo (July 3, 1886 – October 27, 1957), known as "Gianni" Caproni, was an Italian aeronautical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, and aircraft designer who founded the Caproni aircraft-manufacturing company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Caproni has received more than 286,604 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Caproni is the 143rd most popular businessperson (down from 112th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Austria (down from 276th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Businessperson.

Giovanni Battista Caproni was an Italian aircraft designer who is most famous for his design of the Caproni Ca.3.

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Among businesspeople, Giovanni Battista Caproni ranks 143 out of 601Before him are Martha Stewart, Lamine Diack, Reed Hastings, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Larry Silverstein, and Jawed Karim. After him are Shibusawa Eiichi, Christina Onassis, Melitta Bentz, William C. Durant, Al-Waleed bin Talal, and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche.

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Among people born in 1886, Giovanni Battista Caproni ranks 55Before him are Vittorio Pozzo, Tsuguharu Foujita, Raoul Hausmann, Gottfried Benn, Marcel Dupré, and Erich Fellgiebel. After him are Mary Wigman, Nobutake Kondō, Karl Korsch, Willem Drees, Nikolay Gumilyov, and Werner Kempf. Among people deceased in 1957, Giovanni Battista Caproni ranks 54Before him are Max Amann, Carl Clauberg, Édouard Herriot, Louis B. Mayer, Mamoru Shigemitsu, and Antonín Zápotocký. After him are Qi Baishi, Moša Pijade, Sacha Guitry, Henry Norris Russell, Rezső Kasztner, and Johann Rattenhuber.

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Among people born in Austria, Giovanni Battista Caproni ranks 337 out of 1,237Before him are Archduchess Mathilda of Austria (1849), Horia Sima (1907), Archduchess Clementina of Austria (1798), István Széchenyi (1791), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (1882), and Carola of Vasa (1833). After him are Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1680), Robert Adler (1913), Constanze Manziarly (1920), Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania (1574), and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche (1909).


Among businesspeople born in Austria, Giovanni Battista Caproni ranks 3Before him are Dietrich Mateschitz (1944) and Ferdinand Piëch (1937). After him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche (1909), Toto Wolff (1972), and Franz Josef Popp (1886).