Hugo Schmeisser

1884 - 1953

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Hugo Schmeisser (24 September 1884 – 12 September 1953) was a German developer of 20th century infantry weapons. Schmeisser was born in Jena, Thuringia. His father, Louis Schmeisser (1848–1917), was one of the best-known weapons designers in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Schmeisser has received more than 469,461 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hugo Schmeisser is the 126th most popular inventor (up from 129th in 2019), the 1,351st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,389th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Inventor.

Hugo Schmeisser is most famous for inventing the first practical submachine gun, the MP-18.

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Over the past year Hugo Schmeisser has had the most page views in the with 59,591 views, followed by Russian (56,704), and German (22,600). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (119.90%), Egyptian Arabic (84.81%), and Belarusian (34.82%)


Among inventors, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 126 out of 426Before him are Percy Spencer, Josef Ressel, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Henri Giffard, Taiichi Ohno, and Nikolai Kardashev. After him are Samuel Crompton, Mary Anderson, Robert Adler, Elisha Gray, Richard Jordan Gatling, and Gunther von Hagens.

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Among people born in 1884, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 47Before him are Antonín Zápotocký, Hugo Gernsback, Zinaida Serebriakova, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Maria Spiridonova, and Empress Teimei. After him are Princess Helen of Serbia, Louis B. Mayer, Béla Balázs, Halide Edib Adıvar, Johan Laidoner, and Gustave Garrigou. Among people deceased in 1953, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 38Before him are Otto Meissner, Tazio Nuvolari, Moïse Kisling, Nobuyuki Abe, Vera Mukhina, and Ludwig Prandtl. After him are Mary Anderson, Jean Epstein, Johan Laidoner, Alice Prin, Elsa Beskow, and Hank Williams.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 1,351 out of 7,253Before him are Franz von Hipper (1863), Hans Staden (1525), Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony (1803), Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse (1753), Prince Joachim of Prussia (1890), and Wilhelm Busch (1832). After him are Thomas Abbt (1738), Heinz Linge (1913), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Ernst Chladni (1756), Hans Baur (1897), and Kurt Franz (1914).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 17Before him are Adam Opel (1837), Joseph Pilates (1883), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Alfred Krupp (1812), Theobald Boehm (1794), and Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740). After him are Uziel Gal (1923), Peter Henlein (1479), Heinrich Göbel (1818), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Siegfried Marcus (1831), and Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772).