Glenn Curtiss

1878 - 1930

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Curtiss has received more than 495,545 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Glenn Curtiss is the 198th most popular inventor (up from 208th in 2019), the 2,891st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,056th in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Glenn Curtiss ranks 198 out of 355Before him are Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Reginald Fessenden, Paul Baran, Georges Claude, Henrich Focke, and Lillian Moller Gilbreth. After him are Genrich Altshuller, Helmut Gröttrup, George Pullman, Alphonse Beau de Rochas, Carl Wilhelm Siemens, and Fritz von Opel.

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Among people born in 1878, Glenn Curtiss ranks 77Before him are Zabel Yesayan, Walter Heitz, Maurice René Fréchet, Kurt Goldstein, Alfréd Hajós, and Lillian Moller Gilbreth. After him are Ernest King, C. Rajagopalachari, Manuel L. Quezon, Michel Théato, Erich Mühsam, and Ulrich Graf. Among people deceased in 1930, Glenn Curtiss ranks 48Before him are Richard Wilhelm, José Carlos Mariátegui, Rafael Merry del Val, Waldemar Haffkine, Riccardo Drigo, and Jeppe Aakjær. After him are Isidor Gunsberg, Paul Émile Appell, Adolf Wölfli, Pierina Legnani, Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera, and Alois Jirásek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Curtiss ranks 2,891 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Stallone (1950), Dick Scobee (1939), Chris Sarandon (1942), Thomas Gordon (1918), Allison Janney (1959), and Donna Karan (1948). After him are Frances Arnold (1956), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), James Rosenquist (1933), and Ernest King (1878).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Glenn Curtiss ranks 46Before him are J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), Eli Whitney (1765), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), John Wesley Hyatt (1837), and Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878). After him are George Pullman (1831), Ray Dolby (1933), Larry Sanger (1968), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Marcian Hoff (1937), and Michael S. Hart (1947).