J. Bruce Ismay

1862 - 1937

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Joseph Bruce Ismay (; 12 December 1862– 17 October 1937) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Bruce Ismay has received more than 1,604,227 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). J. Bruce Ismay is the 54th most popular businessperson (up from 56th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 428th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Businessperson.

J. Bruce Ismay was the chairman of the White Star Line and the president of the International Mercantile Marine Company. He was most famous for being on board the Titanic when it sunk in 1912.

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Among businesspeople, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 54 out of 604. Before him are Thomas Cook, Otto Frank, Johns Hopkins, Madam C. J. Walker, Aga Khan IV, and Joan Gamper. After him are Calouste Gulbenkian, Robert McNamara, Paul Allen, Giovanni Agnelli, Margaret Hamilton, and Rupert Murdoch.

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Among people born in 1862, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 14Before him are Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, Joseph Merrick, William Henry Bragg, Allvar Gullstrand, and Hilma af Klint. After him are Pyotr Stolypin, Victoria of Baden, Niko Pirosmani, Emilio Salgari, Henri Pirenne, and Louis Barthou. Among people deceased in 1937, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 18Before him are George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, J. M. Barrie, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Gerda Taro. After him are Gustaf Dalén, Austen Chamberlain, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Jean Harlow, and Gaston Doumergue.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 413 out of 6,924. Before him are Robert Fripp (1946), A. J. Cronin (1896), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), and Albert Finney (1936). After him are Ralph Fiennes (1962), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Margot Fonteyn (1919), Tony Blair (1953), Jackie Stewart (1939), and James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 5Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), and Thomas Cook (1808). After him are Frank Williams (1942), Richard Branson (1950), Brian Epstein (1934), Stanley Rous (1895), David Icke (1952), Ron Dennis (1947), and Thomas Lipton (1848).