Hugo Junkers

1859 - 1935

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Hugo Junkers (3 February 1859 – 3 February 1935) was a German aircraft engineer and aircraft designer who pioneered the design of all-metal airplanes and flying wings. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works), was one of the mainstays of the German aircraft industry in the years between World War I and World War II. His multi-engined, all-metal passenger- and freight planes helped establish airlines in Germany and around the world. In addition to aircraft, Junkers also built both diesel and petrol engines and held various thermodynamic and metallurgical patents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Junkers has received more than 490,792 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Hugo Junkers is the 34th most popular engineer (down from 28th in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from Germany (down from 657th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Engineer.

Hugo Junkers was a German engineer and inventor who is most famous for designing the Junker JU-87, a German military aircraft that was used in World War II.

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Among engineers, Hugo Junkers ranks 34 out of 389Before him are Philo of Byzantium, Lennart Torstensson, Hermann Oberth, Albert Göring, Theodore von Kármán, and Emil Škoda. After him are Villard de Honnecourt, Pavel Sukhoi, Felix Wankel, Ildefons Cerdà, Ernst Heinkel, and Howard H. Aiken.

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Among people born in 1859, Hugo Junkers ranks 22Before him are Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Jerome K. Jerome, Pierre Janet, and Alexander Stepanovich Popov. After him are Alexander Samsonov, Anna Ancher, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Bertha Pappenheim, and Pavel Milyukov. Among people deceased in 1935, Hugo Junkers ranks 30Before him are Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Mihajlo Pupin, Max Liebermann, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Ali of Hejaz, and Josef Suk. After him are Oda Krohg, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Johan Halvorsen, Panait Istrati, John Macleod, and Aron Nimzowitsch.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Junkers ranks 841 out of 7,253Before him are Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1505), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Friedrich Mohs (1773), Felix Magath (1953), and Johann Deisenhofer (1943). After him are Maurice, Elector of Saxony (1521), Hans Fallada (1893), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Gottfried Semper (1803), and Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Hugo Junkers ranks 7Before him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Fritz Todt (1891), August Horch (1868), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), and Albert Göring (1895). After him are Felix Wankel (1902), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Walter Dornberger (1895), and John A. Roebling (1806).