Harry Ferguson

1884 - 1960

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Henry George "Harry" Ferguson (4 November 1884 – 25 October 1960) was an Irish-born British mechanic and inventor who is noted for his role in the development of the modern agricultural tractor and its three point linkage system, for being the first person in Ireland to build and fly his own aeroplane, and for developing the first four-wheel drive Formula One car, the Ferguson P99. Today his name lives on in the name of the Massey Ferguson company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Ferguson has received more than 248,591 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Harry Ferguson is the 264th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Harry Ferguson ranks 264 out of 355Before him are Clive Sinclair, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Max Valier, Walter Hunt, Ralph Hartley, and Arthur Wynne. After him are Raymond Damadian, John Wilkinson, Lester Allan Pelton, David Bushnell, Walter Bruch, and Kirkpatrick Macmillan.

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Among people born in 1884, Harry Ferguson ranks 115Before him are A. Merritt, Bohumil Kubišta, Angelos Sikelianos, Axel Ljung, Rickard Sandler, and Ants Piip. After him are Ali Aaltonen, David Bergelson, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Dénes Kőnig, Sara Teasdale, and Martin Klein. Among people deceased in 1960, Harry Ferguson ranks 115Before him are Paul Fort, Adone Zoli, Ken McArthur, Semyon Lavochkin, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eduard Pütsep. After him are Harry Schell, Semyon Bogdanov, Walter Noddack, H. C. Hansen, Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, and Wander Johannes de Haas.

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