Hans von Ohain

1911 - 1998

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Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (14 December 1911 – 13 March 1998) was a German physicist, and the designer of the first operational jet engine. His first test unit ran on externally supplied hydrogen in March 1937, and it was a later development that powered the world's first flyable all-jet aircraft, the prototype of the Heinkel He 178 (He 178 V1) in late August 1939. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans von Ohain has received more than 199,960 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Hans von Ohain is the 166th most popular inventor (up from 193rd in 2019), the 1,903rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,962nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Inventor.

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Among inventors, Hans von Ohain ranks 166 out of 355Before him are Melvil Dewey, Ottaviano Petrucci, Siegfried Marcus, Oskar Barnack, Gunther von Hagens, and Johann Christoph Denner. After him are Charles Martin Hall, Lars Magnus Ericsson, Joseph Monier, Sandford Fleming, Friedrich Zander, and Matthew Boulton.

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Among people born in 1911, Hans von Ohain ranks 88Before him are Andor Lilienthal, Maureen O'Sullivan, Viktor Barna, David Ogilvy, Simone Simon, and André Claveau. After him are Prince Carl Bernadotte, André Leroi-Gourhan, Lucille Ball, Roberto Matta, Renée Simonot, and Hans Woellke. Among people deceased in 1998, Hans von Ohain ranks 76Before him are Maureen O'Sullivan, George Wallace, László Szabó, Florence Griffith Joyner, Bruno Munari, and Adem Jashari. After him are César Baldaccini, Efim Geller, Shotaro Ishinomori, Shinichi Suzuki, Momoko Kōchi, and John Derek.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans von Ohain ranks 1,903 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1833), Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724), Johann Christoph Denner (1655), Rolf Hochhuth (1931), Philipp Veit (1793), and Ulric Neisser (1928). After him are Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1783), Hinrich Lohse (1896), Bertha of Sulzbach (1110), Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764), Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), and Hartmut Michel (1948).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Hans von Ohain ranks 24Before him are Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Max Skladanowsky (1863), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Siegfried Marcus (1831), Oskar Barnack (1879), and Johann Christoph Denner (1655). After him are Peter Henlein (1479), Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff (1803), Uziel Gal (1923), Henrich Focke (1890), Helmut Gröttrup (1916), and Carl Wilhelm Siemens (1823).