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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 462,188 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Henry Royce is the 73rd most popular engineer (down from 66th in 2019), the 1,068th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 975th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, Henry Royce ranks 73 out of 323Before him are Leslie Groves, Jimmy Doolittle, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Paul Cornu, Marcel Dassault, and Ross Brawn. After him are Viktor Belenko, Loránd Eötvös, Adam Czerniaków, Nikolay Zhukovsky, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, and Jack Swigert.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry Royce ranks 39Before him are Essad Pasha Toptani, Franz von Hipper, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, Charles Spearman, and John Charles Fields. After him are Mary Jane Kelly, W. I. Thomas, Leopold Berchtold, Hugo Münsterberg, Andrés Bonifacio, and Ludwig Borchardt. Among people deceased in 1933, Henry Royce ranks 25Before him are Erhard Heiden, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Albert Calmette, Knud Rasmussen, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria. After him are Francesc Macià, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hans Vaihinger, Kenji Miyazawa, Hipólito Yrigoyen, and Raymond Roussel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Royce ranks 1,068 out of 7,765Before him are Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), Roy Hodgson (1947), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Ross Brawn (1954), Michael Nyman (1944), and Alice Bailey (1880). After him are PJ Harvey (1969), A. J. Ayer (1910), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868), Mary de Bohun (1369), and Inigo Jones (1573).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Henry Royce ranks 9Before him are John Ambrose Fleming (1849), William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), Charles George Gordon (1833), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Colin Chapman (1928), and Ross Brawn (1954). After him are Charles Rolls (1877), George Cayley (1773), Patrick Head (1946), Adrian Newey (1958), Alexander Cunningham (1814), and Robert Stephenson (1803).