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Hidetsugu Yagi

1886 - 1976

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Hidetsugu Yagi (八木 秀次, Yagi Hidetsugu, January 28, 1886 – January 19, 1976) was a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka, Japan. When working at Tohoku University, he wrote several articles that introduced a new antenna designed by his colleague Shintaro Uda to the English-speaking world. The Yagi antenna, patented in 1926, allows directional communication using electromagnetic waves, and is now installed on millions of houses throughout the world for radio and television reception. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hidetsugu Yagi has received more than 202,135 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Hidetsugu Yagi is the 230th most popular engineer (up from 233rd in 2019), the 1,000th most popular biography from Japan (down from 983rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Engineer.

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Among engineers, Hidetsugu Yagi ranks 230 out of 323Before him are Leo Frank, Alexander Kemurdzhian, Arkhip Lyulka, Gioacchino Colombo, Enrico Forlanini, and Alexander Mikulin. After him are Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, Eugène Belgrand, Marc Isambard Brunel, Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, Frederick W. Lanchester, and William Froude.

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Among people born in 1886, Hidetsugu Yagi ranks 178Before him are Kid Ory, Hella Wuolijoki, Ion Gigurtu, Arthur Russell, Malak Hifni Nasif, and Lucien Gaudin. After him are Lupu Pick, John Cromwell, Kálmán Darányi, Alfonso López Pumarejo, Aleksei Kruchyonykh, and Vladislav Khodasevich. Among people deceased in 1976, Hidetsugu Yagi ranks 140Before him are Otto Tief, Jimmy Reed, Hamit Kaplan, Floyd Council, Conduelo Píriz, and Viggo Kampmann. After him are Pál Turán, Stanley Baker, Walter Piston, Yashpal, Maurice Dobb, and Rudi Fischer.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hidetsugu Yagi ranks 1,000 out of 6,048Before him are Naoemon Shimizu (null), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Isao Kimura (1923), Ichirō Nagai (1931), Edwin O. Reischauer (1910), and Miyuki Nakajima (1952). After him are Masuji Ibuse (1898), Yukio Ozaki (1858), Shirase Nobu (1861), Kyusaku Ogino (1882), Tsuneko Okazaki (1933), and Ryuzo Hiraki (1931).

Among ENGINEERS In Japan

Among engineers born in Japan, Hidetsugu Yagi ranks 4Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), and Masaru Ibuka (1908). After him are Naoki Hattori (1966).