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Hans Wilsdorf

1881 - 1960

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Hans Wilsdorf (22 March 1881 – 6 July 1960) was a German businessman, best known as the founder of Rolex and Tudor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Wilsdorf has received more than 883,153 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Wilsdorf is the 229th most popular businessperson, the 2,141st most popular biography from Germany and the 25th most popular German Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Hans Wilsdorf ranks 229 out of 601Before him are Evangelos Zappas, Alice Walton, Steve Fossett, Morris Chang, Toto Wolff, and Rosalía Mera. After him are Vagit Alekperov, Ivar Kreuger, Max Factor, Julius Maggi, Katharine Graham, and David Packard.

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Among people born in 1881, Hans Wilsdorf ranks 74Before him are King Oliver, Augustin Bea, H. H. Kung, Hermann Ehrhardt, Hugo Meisl, and Louis Trousselier. After him are Adolfo de la Huerta, Hakaru Hashimoto, Albert Gleizes, Sergey Kamenev, Octavian Goga, and Wilhelm Worringer. Among people deceased in 1960, Hans Wilsdorf ranks 62Before him are James Montgomery Flagg, Edwin Fischer, John B. Kelly Sr., Georges Claude, Maurice de Broglie, and Feroze Gandhi. After him are Bruno Loerzer, August Kopff, Józef Haller, Véra Clouzot, Nima Yooshij, and Carlos Ibáñez del Campo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Wilsdorf ranks 2,141 out of 6,142Before him are August Leskien (1840), Johann David Heinichen (1683), Eduard, Duke of Anhalt (1861), Edmund Landau (1877), Franz von Lenbach (1836), and Rudolf Lange (1910). After him are Franz Müntefering (1940), Claus Schilling (1871), Hermann Schlegel (1804), George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1784), Wolfgang Ketterle (1957), and Gustaf Gründgens (1899).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Hans Wilsdorf ranks 25Before him are Dietmar Hopp (1940), Karl Baedeker (1801), Axel Springer (1912), Maurice de Hirsch (1831), Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), and Carl Laemmle (1867). After him are Friedrich Bayer (1825), John Jacob Astor (1763), Hans Riegel (1923), Karl Rapp (1882), Henry E. Steinway (1797), and Theo Albrecht (1922).