Hendrik Wade Bode

1905 - 1982

Hendrik Wade Bode

Hendrik Wade Bode ( boh-dee; Dutch: [ˈbodə]) (December 24, 1905 – June 21, 1982) was an American engineer, researcher, inventor, author and scientist, of Dutch ancestry. As a pioneer of modern control theory and electronic telecommunications he revolutionized both the content and methodology of his chosen fields of research. His synergy with Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, laid the foundations for the technological convergence of the information age. He made important contributions to the design, guidance and control of anti-aircraft systems during World War II. He helped develop the automatic artillery weapons that defended London from the V-1 flying bombs during WWII. After the war, Bode along with his wartime rival Wernher von Braun developer of the V1, and, later, the father of the US space program, served as members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hendrik Wade Bode has received more than 92,427 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 208th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Hendrik Wade Bode ranks 207 out of 287Before him are Giuseppe Colombo, Robert Mallet, Sam Eyde, Jon Postel, Oskar von Miller, and Kelly Johnson. After him are William Playfair, Anousheh Ansari, Sergei Tumansky, Charles F. Brush, Alexander Mikulin, and Sergey Chaplygin.

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Among people born in 1905, Hendrik Wade Bode ranks 167Before him are Zoilo Saldombide, Floyd Gottfredson, Leila Hyams, Abeid Karume, C. P. Snow, and Mario Varglien. After him are Vladimír Holan, Rodolfo Orlandini, Walther Müller, Giuseppe Cavanna, Oleksandr Korniychuk, and Juan O'Gorman. Among people deceased in 1982, Hendrik Wade Bode ranks 126Before him are Lightnin' Hopkins, Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Lauri Virtanen, Hitoshi Sasaki, Seraphim Rose, and Warren Oates. After him are Beb Bakhuys, Ludwig Bieberbach, Federico Moreno Torroba, Khālid al-Islāmbūlī, Juan O'Gorman, and Karl Hein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hendrik Wade Bode ranks 4,111 out of 12,171Before him are Virginia Mayo (1920), Jeffrey Jones (1946), Ron Kovic (1946), Max O. Lorenz (1876), Robert Guillaume (1927), and David Stern (1942). After him are Lenny Wilkens (1937), Brian Greene (1963), Francis Scott Key (1779), George Catlin (1796), Alvin Sargent (1927), and Annie Potts (1952).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Hendrik Wade Bode ranks 18Before him are Eugene Stoner (1922), Seymour Cray (1925), Gene Kranz (1933), Ed Heinemann (1908), Jon Postel (1943), and Kelly Johnson (1910). After him are Charles F. Brush (1849), Aron Ralston (1975), Emily Warren Roebling (1843), Rudy Van Gelder (1924), Burt Rutan (1943), and Ransom E. Olds (1864).