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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 380,570 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Hugo Schmeisser is the 129th most popular inventor (down from 119th in 2019), the 1,389th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,136th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Inventor.

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

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Among inventors, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 129 out of 354Before him are Zénobe Gramme, Lee de Forest, Josef Ressel, Gideon Sundback, Elisha Gray, and Robert Adler. After him are Henri Giffard, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Robert Stirling, Louis Le Prince, Paul Otlet, and Robert Moog.

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Among people born in 1884, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 48Before him are Empress Teimei, Louis B. Mayer, Hugo Gernsback, Antonín Zápotocký, Zinaida Serebriakova, and Prince Adalbert of Prussia. After him are Maria Spiridonova, Ivan Maisky, Princess Helen of Serbia, Béla Balázs, Clark L. Hull, and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1953, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 38Before him are Nikolay Zelinsky, Vera Mukhina, Tazio Nuvolari, Hank Williams, Moïse Kisling, and Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Jean Epstein, Nobutake Kondō, Nobuyuki Abe, Wilhelm Stuckart, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, and Noe Zhordania.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 1,389 out of 6,142Before him are Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866), Johann Kuhnau (1660), Julius Schaub (1898), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Nicolaus von Below (1907), and Bert Trautmann (1923). After him are Franz Seldte (1882), Boris Becker (1967), Andreas Brehme (1960), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (1962), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), and Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1719).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Hugo Schmeisser ranks 16Before him are Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), Joseph Pilates (1883), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Theobald Boehm (1794), and Alfred Krupp (1812). After him are Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Heinrich Göbel (1818), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772), Uziel Gal (1923), and Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff (1803).