Hermann Oberth

1894 - 1989

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Hermann Julius Oberth (German: [ˈhɛrman ˈjuːli̯ʊs ˈoːbɛrt]; 25 June 1894 – 28 December 1989) was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Oberth has received more than 385,026 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hermann Oberth is the 25th most popular engineer (down from 17th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Austria (down from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Engineer.

Hermann Oberth is most famous for his work in rocketry and spaceflight. He is credited with being the father of the space age.

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Among engineers, Hermann Oberth ranks 25 out of 325Before him are Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hans Albert Einstein, Andrei Tupolev, and José Echegaray. After him are Artem Mikoyan, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, William John Macquorn Rankine, Philo of Byzantium, Felix Wankel, and Anthony Fokker.

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Among people born in 1894, Hermann Oberth ranks 24Before him are Gala Dalí, Moshe Sharett, Dietrich von Choltitz, Isaac Babel, Martha Graham, and Benjamin Graham. After him are Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Nebe, Pyotr Kapitsa, Kiichiro Toyoda, Otto Grotewohl, and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1989, Hermann Oberth ranks 31Before him are Silvana Mangano, Hu Yaobang, Ferdinand Marcos, John Hicks, William Shockley, and John Cassavetes. After him are Daphne du Maurier, Leon Festinger, Emilio Segrè, Guy Williams, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Bruce Chatwin.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hermann Oberth ranks 159 out of 1,075Before him are Hans Asperger (1906), Nikola IV Zrinski (1508), Dietrich Mateschitz (1944), Michael Haydn (1737), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), and Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (1751). After him are Hermann Broch (1886), Maria Mandl (1912), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), and Lothar Rendulic (1887).

Among ENGINEERS In Austria

Among engineers born in Austria, Hermann Oberth ranks 1After him are Alexander Wienerberger (1891), Viktor Kaplan (1876), Carlo Abarth (1908), Aurel Vlaicu (1882), Hans Ledwinka (1878), Hans Moravec (1948), and Siegfried Selberherr (1955).