Isaac Singer

1811 - 1875

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Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and businessman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Singer has received more than 750,086 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Isaac Singer is the 63rd most popular inventor (down from 55th in 2019), the 622nd most popular biography from United States (down from 529th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Inventor.

Isaac Singer is most famous for his short stories. His best known work is "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" which is a story about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to go to a Jewish school that would not allow girls.

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  • 49

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  • 7.27

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  • 3.51

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Among inventors, Isaac Singer ranks 63 out of 426Before him are John Boyd Dunlop, Charles Goodyear, Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Blériot, Adam Opel, and Alberto Santos-Dumont. After him are Cornelis Drebbel, John Browning, Étienne Lenoir, John Deere, Jacques Piccard, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow.

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Among people born in 1811, Isaac Singer ranks 8Before him are Franz Liszt, Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Robert Bunsen, Maximilian II of Bavaria, and Urbain Le Verrier. After him are Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Makepeace Thackeray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Vissarion Belinsky, Louis Blanc, and François Achille Bazaine. Among people deceased in 1875, Isaac Singer ranks 9Before him are Georges Bizet, Ferdinand I of Austria, Jean-François Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles Lyell, and Éliphas Lévi. After him are John Edward Gray, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Moses Hess, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, and Charles Wheatstone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isaac Singer ranks 622 out of 20,380Before him are Richard Meier (1934), Albert Pike (1809), Ruth Benedict (1887), John Irving (1942), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), and George E. Smith (1930). After him are Joan Crawford (1904), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Sylvia Earle (1935), William Friedkin (1935), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), and Harold Ramis (1944).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Isaac Singer ranks 16Before him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Willis Carrier (1876), Herman Hollerith (1860), William G. Morgan (1870), Douglas Engelbart (1925), and Charles Goodyear (1800). After him are John Browning (1855), John Deere (1804), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), and Ray Tomlinson (1941).