Glenn Curtiss

1878 - 1930

Glenn Curtiss

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 449,093 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 209th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Glenn Curtiss ranks 208 out of 323Before him are Charles Xavier Thomas, John Wesley Hyatt, Hubert Cecil Booth, William Friese-Greene, Pavel Yablochkov, and Aurel Stodola. After him are George de Mestral, Henry Maudslay, Léon Gaumont, Joseph Whitworth, Ottó Bláthy, and Ray Dolby.

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Among people born in 1878, Glenn Curtiss ranks 87Before him are Raymond Smith Dugan, Grigory Petrovsky, C. Rajagopalachari, Mikhail Artsybashev, Ulrich Graf, and Agner Krarup Erlang. After him are Jorge Ubico, Tullio Serafin, José Miaja, Georgios Kondylis, Mirra Alfassa, and Victor Segalen. Among people deceased in 1930, Glenn Curtiss ranks 55Before him are Oskar Nedbal, Rafael Merry del Val, Viggo Jensen, Isidor Gunsberg, Abram Arkhipov, and Carl Panzram. After him are Mabel Normand, Emmy Destinn, Paul Levi, Mary Harris Jones, Max Valier, and Oku Yasukata.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Curtiss ranks 3,058 out of 12,171Before him are Hal Blaine (1929), Richie Havens (1941), Erroll Garner (1923), William Powell (1892), Don Alden Adams (1925), and Isaiah Washington (1963). After him are Steve Perry (1949), Wilson Pickett (1941), Roger Y. Tsien (1952), Majel Barrett (1932), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), and Ralph Macchio (1961).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Glenn Curtiss ranks 46Before him are George Pullman (1831), Eli Whitney (1765), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), Larry Sanger (1968), and John Wesley Hyatt (1837). After him are Ray Dolby (1933), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Marcian Hoff (1937), Michael S. Hart (1947), L. L. Langstroth (1810), and Theodore Maiman (1927).