Henry Ford

1863 - 1947

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and business magnate. As the founder of the Ford Motor Company he is credited as a pioneer in making automobiles affordable for middle-class Americans through the system that came to be known as Fordism. In 1911 he was awarded a patent for the transmission mechanism that would be used in the Model T and other automobiles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Ford has received more than 15,168,181 page views. His biography is available in 146 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Henry Ford is the 9th most popular inventor (down from 7th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from United States (down from 35th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Inventor.

Henry Ford is most famous for the invention of the assembly line.

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Among inventors, Henry Ford ranks 9 out of 426Before him are Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Elon Musk, Alexander Graham Bell, and Karl Benz. After him are Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Babbage, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, Cai Lun, and Nikolaus Otto.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry Ford ranks 3Before him are Edvard Munch, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. After him are Pierre de Coubertin, Swami Vivekananda, Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Arthur Henderson, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, and David Lloyd George. Among people deceased in 1947, Henry Ford ranks 2Before him is Max Planck. After him are Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, Rudolf Höss, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Aleister Crowley, Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, and Jozef Tiso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Ford ranks 58 out of 20,380Before him are Wallis Simpson (1896), Al Gore (1948), Joseph Smith (1805), Andy Warhol (1928), Howard Hughes (1905), and Robert Frost (1874). After him are Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), John Wilkes Booth (1838), George W. Bush (1946), Bette Davis (1908), Marlon Brando (1924), and Stanley Kubrick (1928).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Henry Ford ranks 2Before him are Thomas Edison (1847). After him are Samuel Morse (1791), Samuel Colt (1814), Steve Wozniak (1950), Eli Whitney (1765), George Westinghouse (1846), Robert Fulton (1765), Ruth Handler (1916), Jimmy Wales (1966), Willis Carrier (1876), and Herman Hollerith (1860).