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 373,404 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Hugo Junkers is the 30th most popular engineer (up from 36th in 2019), the 657th most popular biography from Germany (up from 747th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 30 out of 323Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Philo of Byzantium, Albert Göring, August Horch, and José Echegaray. After him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Lennart Torstensson, Jiro Horikoshi, Theodore von Kármán, Oliver Heaviside, and Villard de Honnecourt.

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Among people born in 1859, Hugo Junkers ranks 19Before him are Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Verner von Heidenstam. After him are Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Pierre Janet, Alexander Samsonov, Jerome K. Jerome, Venustiano Carranza, and Francisco Ferrer. Among people deceased in 1935, Hugo Junkers ranks 21Before him are Carlos Gardel, Victor Grignard, Paul Dukas, Henri Barbusse, Jane Addams, and Hugo de Vries. After him are John Macleod, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Henri Pirenne, Josef Suk, and Mihajlo Pupin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Junkers ranks 657 out of 6,142Before him are Gerhard Ertl (1936), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Hugo Ball (1886), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), and James Last (1929). After him are Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Kurt Schwitters (1887), August Macke (1887), John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), and Erich Mielke (1907).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Hugo Junkers ranks 7Before him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Fritz Todt (1891), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Albert Göring (1895), and August Horch (1868). After him are Felix Wankel (1902), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Walter Dornberger (1895), and Claude Dornier (1884).