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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 419,934 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Hermann Oberth is the 22nd most popular engineer (up from 25th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Romania (up from 159th in 2019) and the most popular 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

Among engineers, Hermann Oberth ranks 22 out of 323Before him are Fritz Todt, Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Hans Albert Einstein, Jack Kilby, and Andrei Tupolev. After him are Artem Mikoyan, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Philo of Byzantium, Albert Göring, and August Horch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1894, Hermann Oberth ranks 24Before him are Gala Dalí, Benjamin Graham, Alfred Kinsey, Isaac Babel, Moshe Sharett, and Martha Graham. After him are Pyotr Kapitsa, Dashiell Hammett, Kiichiro Toyoda, Wilhelm Bittrich, Alexander Oparin, and Kōnosuke Matsushita. Among people deceased in 1989, Hermann Oberth ranks 29Before him are Sándor Márai, Thomas Bernhard, Hu Yaobang, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, William Shockley, and John Hicks. After him are Daphne du Maurier, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, John Cassavetes, Ferdinand Marcos, George Beadle, and Emilio Segrè.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Hermann Oberth ranks 39 out of 665Before him are Mihai Eminescu (1850), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), George Enescu (1881), Klaus Iohannis (1959), János Bolyai (1802), and Álmos (820). After him are Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Bela Lugosi (1882), Radu cel Frumos (1438), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Gheorghe Hagi (1965), and Milan I of Serbia (1854).

Among ENGINEERS In Romania

Among engineers born in Romania, Hermann Oberth ranks 1After him are Joseph M. Juran (1904), Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu (1887), and Otmar Szafnauer (1964).