Henry Royce

1863 - 1933

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Sir Frederick Henry Royce, 1st Baronet, (27 March 1863 – 22 April 1933) was an English engineer famous for his designs of car and aeroplane engines with a reputation for reliability and longevity. With Charles Rolls (1877–1910) and Claude Johnson (1864–1926), he founded Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce initially focused on large 40–50 horsepower motor cars, the Silver Ghost and its successors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Royce has received more than 554,533 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Royce is the 81st most popular engineer (down from 69th in 2019), the 1,117th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,064th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Engineer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Henry Royce has had the most page views in the with 81,874 views, followed by Spanish (6,525), and Persian (5,618). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (64.20%), Malagasy (62.68%), and Bosnian (52.08%)


Among engineers, Henry Royce ranks 81 out of 389Before him are Mikhail Gurevich, Marcel Renault, Józef Bem, Henri Farman, Edward A. Murphy Jr., and André Courrèges. After him are Kurt Tank, Jack Swigert, Mikhail Mil, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr., and Viktor Bryukhanov.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry Royce ranks 44Before him are Franz von Hipper, Abdul Karim, Albert Calmette, Felix Weingartner, Archduke Eugen of Austria, and Émile Friant. After him are Charles Spearman, Leopold Berchtold, John Charles Fields, Ludwig Borchardt, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, and Alexander Siloti. Among people deceased in 1933, Henry Royce ranks 31Before him are Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Erik Jan Hanussen, Albert Calmette, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Francesc Macià, and Hans Vaihinger. After him are Louis Comfort Tiffany, Raymond Roussel, Anna de Noailles, Anagarika Dharmapala, Yamamoto Gonnohyōe, and Mary Parker Follett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Royce ranks 1,117 out of 8,785Before him are James Meade (1907), Colin Dexter (1930), Frederic Leighton (1830), Sydney Chaplin (1885), Colin McRae (1968), and Hugh Griffith (1912). After him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Charles Spearman (1863), Samuel Bellamy (1689), Bob Paisley (1919), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and Taron Egerton (1989).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Henry Royce ranks 7Before him are William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Charles George Gordon (1833), Colin Chapman (1928), and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806). After him are Charles Rolls (1877), Alexander Cunningham (1814), George Cayley (1773), Hertha Ayrton (1854), Adrian Newey (1958), and Robert Stephenson (1803).