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Henry Ford

1863 - 1947

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and business magnate. He was the founder of Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Ford has received more than 13,296,022 page views. His biography is available in 139 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Henry Ford is the 7th most popular inventor, the 35th most popular biography from United States (up from 45th 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 7 out of 354Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, and Alexander Graham Bell. After him are Elon Musk, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, Charles Babbage, and Samuel Morse.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Ford ranks 35 out of 18,182Before him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Martin Scorsese (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), Mark Twain (1835), and Cher (1946). After him are Howard Hughes (1905), Bill Gates (1955), Robert De Niro (1943), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Janis Joplin (1943), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884).

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), George Westinghouse (1846), Robert Fulton (1765), Herman Hollerith (1860), Charles Goodyear (1800), William G. Morgan (1870), Willis Carrier (1876), and Isaac Singer (1811).