Hugo Eckener

1868 - 1954

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Hugo Eckener (10 August 1868 – 14 August 1954) was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Eckener has received more than 132,911 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Hugo Eckener is the 148th most popular engineer (up from 162nd in 2019), the 2,415th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,250th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Engineer.

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Among engineers, Hugo Eckener ranks 148 out of 325Before him are Pierre Berthier, Eduard Totleben, Hellmuth Walter, Gabriel Voisin, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, and Herman Potočnik. After him are Alexander Cunningham, Hans Ledwinka, Kerim Kerimov, Mikhail Yangel, Robert Maillart, and Antoine de Chézy.

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Among people born in 1868, Hugo Eckener ranks 87Before him are Keisuke Okada, John Nance Garner, José Félix Uriburu, Korbinian Brodmann, Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Venceslau Brás. After him are Francesco Saverio Nitti, Ivan Regen, Carl Brockelmann, Hovhannes Kajaznuni, Oskar Merikanto, and Arturo Alessandri. Among people deceased in 1954, Hugo Eckener ranks 58Before him are Ivan Ilyin, Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, Emil Leon Post, Franz Neumann, Claude Cahun, and Princess Antonia of Luxembourg. After him are Robert H. Jackson, Mikimoto Kōkichi, Marius Jacob, Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria, Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, and B. C. Forbes.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Eckener ranks 2,415 out of 5,289Before him are August von Platen-Hallermünde (1796), Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1621), Hans Graf von Sponeck (1888), Axel Rudi Pell (1960), Hannelore Kohl (1933), and Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (1870). After him are Adolf von Henselt (1814), Hans Herrmann (1928), Albert Günther (1830), Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1717), Floris III, Count of Holland (1141), and John II, Duke of Bavaria (1341).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Hugo Eckener ranks 22Before him are John A. Roebling (1806), Gustave Whitehead (1874), Franz Reuleaux (1829), Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935), Claude Dornier (1884), and Hellmuth Walter (1900). After him are Walter Hohmann (1880), Paul Mauser (1838), Anton Flettner (1885), Wilhelm Nusselt (1882), Franz Grashof (1826), and Ferdinand Mannlicher (1848).