Hans Hass

1919 - 2013

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Hans Hass (23 January 1919 – 16 June 2013) was an Austrian biologist and underwater diving pioneer. He was known mainly for being among the first scientists to popularise coral reefs, stingrays, octopuses and sharks. He pioneered the making of documentaries filmed underwater and led the development of a type of rebreather. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Hass has received more than 140,563 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Hass is the 767th most popular film director, the 664th most popular biography from Austria and the 13th most popular Austrian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Hans Hass ranks 767 out of 1,580Before him are Carlo Di Palma, Mikael Håfström, Roman Karmen, Herbert Brenon, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Aleksander Ford. After him are Phillip Noyce, Uwe Boll, Emeric Pressburger, Tsai Ming-liang, Alexander Payne, and Andrew Davis.

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Among people born in 1919, Hans Hass ranks 186Before him are Richard Bergmann, Tamara Toumanova, Robert Pinget, Alan Young, Lawrence Tierney, and Mustai Karim. After him are Maria Lassnig, John Ljunggren, Irmgard Seefried, R. M. Hare, Paavo Aaltonen, and Rie Mastenbroek. Among people deceased in 2013, Hans Hass ranks 246Before him are Paolo Soleri, Lothar Bisky, Cayetano Ré, Vivi Bach, Marc Rich, and Hal Needham. After him are Aleksandr Serebrov, Josip Kuže, Jerry Buss, Tommy Morrison, Anthony Caro, and Zhuang Zedong.

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Among people born in Austria, Hans Hass ranks 664 out of 1,075Before him are Albert Ehrenstein (1886), Maurice Loewy (1833), Eugen Wüster (1898), Otto Herschmann (1877), Liane Haid (1895), and Karl Schranz (1938). After him are Erich Eliskases (1913), Maria Lassnig (1919), Anton Schall (1907), Rodolphe Hiden (1909), Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg (1899), and Karl Markovics (1963).


Among film directors born in Austria, Hans Hass ranks 13Before him are Ernst Marischka (1893), Richard Oswald (1880), Ulrich Seidl (1952), Harald Reinl (1908), Gustav Ucicky (1899), and Francis Lawrence (1971). After him are Joe May (1880), Leopold Lindtberg (1902), Luise Fleck (1873), Stefan Ruzowitzky (1961), Jessica Hausner (1972), and Virgil Widrich (1967).