Henry Ford

1863 - 1947

Henry Ford

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. By creating the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford, he converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into an accessible conveyance that profoundly impacted the landscape of the 20th century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Ford has received more than 9,011,151 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Henry Ford ranks 8 out of 323Before him are Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, and Karl Benz. After him are Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, Charles Babbage, and George Stephenson.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry Ford ranks 2Before him is Edvard Munch. After him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pierre de Coubertin, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, Swami Vivekananda, Pietro Mascagni, Arthur Henderson, Henry van de Velde, Constantine P. Cavafy, and George Herbert Mead. 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, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Höss, Kurt Lewin, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, Christian X of Denmark, and Raoul Wallenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Ford ranks 30 out of 12,171Before him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), Michael Jackson (1958), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), and Cher (1946). After him are Clint Eastwood (1930), Howard Hughes (1905), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Al Pacino (1940), and Marlon Brando (1924).

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), Robert Fulton (1765), Steve Wozniak (1950), Herman Hollerith (1860), Douglas Engelbart (1925), William G. Morgan (1870), George Westinghouse (1846), Willis Carrier (1876), and Isaac Singer (1811).